Award-winning chef Alon Shaya to open new signature restaurant at New Orleans’ Four Seasons Hotel

James Beard Award-winning chef Alon Shaya is set to debut a new signature restaurant and bar in the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences in New Orleans.

According to the Four Seasons Hotel, the restaurant set to open at the hotel’s street level will “offer a fresh perspective on a classic Louisiana dining experience in a festive and inviting atmosphere.”

Source: Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans

“There’s no question that New Orleans has long held an influential place in America’s culinary evolution,” notes the property’s General Manager Mali Carow. “Now, in partnership with Chef Alon Shaya, our aim at Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residence New Orleans is to continue that tradition, while forging an imaginative new path into the future.”

Guests at the new restaurant can expect “a spirited take on beloved New Orleans dishes” and an emphasis on Gulf seafood and “thoughtfully sourced” vegetables and other ingredients, the Four Seasons Hotel says.

The menus at the as-yet-to-be-named restaurant and hotel lobby bar will also feature an extensive beverage program, including a curated selection of well-crafted cocktails.

“We are very happy to work with Four Seasons, a company that shares the love of great food and gracious hospitality with a team-first approach,” Shaya said. “We are honoured to be part of this project that will help reenergize  New Orleans’ riverfront. Together, we will create a grand dining experience that celebrates Louisiana’s diverse culture and cuisine.”

Shaya has earned numerous accolades including Esquire magazine’s Chef to Watch, Eater New Orleans Chef of the Year and several James Beard Foundation awards and nominations.

The new restaurant concept is scheduled to open at the Four Seasons Hotel in early 2021.

The partnership with Shaya is the first of several exciting announcements about the food and beverage program at Four Seasons Hotel and Residences New Orleans. In addition to this signature restaurant and bar, a second restaurant is planned, along with a poolside venue and in-room dining.

Set to open in the spring of 2021, the new Four Seasons is housed in a 34-story tower in the iconic riverfront World Trade Center and will also include 341 rooms and suites; wellness facilities including a full-service spa, fitness centre and outdoor pool deck; state-of-the-art event spaces for hosting meetings, conferences, weddings and other social occasions; and 92 Four Seasons Private Residences.