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Lilette Restaurant Review: Chef John Harris took a risk when he opened his tiny French bistro on Magazine Street. The many competitors were serving more traditional Cajun, Creole and po’ boy fare, but Harris persisted and crafts such straightforward dishes as grilled beets with goat cheese and walnuts, and innovative plates such as the warm sizzling shrimp in a vinaigrette scented with Meyer lemon and oregano. Roasted Muscovy duck breast comes with cauliflower polonaise, sautéed spinach and a toasted shallot sauce, and grilled Hawaiian fish is served with grilled hearts of palm and sweet onions and mixed mushrooms. Desserts are no laggards either, with chocolate brioche bread pudding accompanied by Earl Grey ice cream and orange caramel. Lilette’s sommelier stocks the ever-growing wine list with such complex selections as a spicy, smoky Domaine Serene Pinot Noir from Oregon that pairs nicely with the grilled lamb sirloin. Another is the Kistler Chardonnay from California, with its blend of oak and citrus, a good accompaniment to the aforementioned sizzling shrimp appetizer. And the by-the-glass options are worthwhile as well. The dining room was fashioned from an old corner pharmacy, and the original traditional ceramic tile floor, maroon walls and wide-paned windows are the principal design elements. On a cool evening, the side patio is one of the most romantic spots in the city.