THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED LuLu's in the Garden
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED LuLu's in the Garden Restaurant Review: HURRICANE KATRINA: this establishment is currently closed. For a New Orleans Travel Update as well as resources, information and help click here. At LuLu's in the Garden, chef-owner Corbin Evans stays true to the simple, farm-fresh instincts of his culinary mentors, Susan Spicer (of Bayona) and Gerard Maras (of Ralph's on the Park). LuLu's menu reads like a long love poem to organically-raised meats, and seasonal fish and produce. A summertime salad might involve loads of lump crab meat sautéed just slightly with sweet corn kernels and grainy mustard, then served warm over crisp greens and Creole tomato. The fried chicken salad, freshly battered and fried chicken pieces bordering a pile of Ranch-dressed greens, is seasonless; it's also filling enough to pass as an entrée. Succulent wild catfish, crusted in a mustard batter, fried and served with hand-cut fries, is available during lunch, brunch and dinner. Lulu's affordable brunches are a rarity, in that they fall somewhere between New Orleans' formal jazz brunches and the hangover helpers of the city's many greasy spoons. Seasonal salads, fried chicken and waffles, vegetable soups and egg sandwiches fill out the varied menu. Provençal yellow and blue walls, as well as large paintings of pastries and fruits, match Evans' food in fresh, heartwarming unfussiness.