Toups South will officially open its doors on Oct. 5 in New Orleans at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum. It’s the second New Orleans outpost for Chef Isaac Toups, who earned “Fan Favorite” on BRAVO’s “Top Chef” Season 13, and his wife/co-owner Amanda Toups. The restaurant will serve as both a dining destination and a living exhibit, showcasing the cookery, flavors and culinary traditions of the South.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of this up and coming neighborhood and know we’ll feel right at home,” says Amanda Toups. The menu at Toups South will pay tribute to the ingredients and techniques of the South. Small plates will include Sourdough Biscuits with crab fat butter; Goat Tamales with charred green tomato relish and fermented padrÃ³n crema; and Gulf Snapper Crudo with butternut squash, coconut, pumpkin seed and chili oil.