Lagasse recently announced he will open an Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House in the Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport. The 200-seat restaurant is slated to open in the summer of 2007.
In addition to Emeril’s, Emeril’s Delmonico and NOLA in New Orleans, Lagasse operates restaurants in Orlando, Miami Beach, Atlanta and Las Vegas, where the original Fish House is in the MGM Grand Hotel.
English opened Riche, a high-end French bistro, in Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel earlier this year. On Dec. 15, he’ll open a version of Olives, his flagship restaurant, at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi. It will open along with BR Prime, a modern steakhouse, and Jia, a pan-Asian restaurant.
Emeril’s is at 800 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 528-9393.
Emeril’s Delmonico is at 1300 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-4937.
NOLA is at 534 St. Louis St., (504) 522-6652.
Riche is at 228 Poydras St., (504) 533-6117.
Beau Rivage is at 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. The general information phone number is (228) 386-7111.
GW Fins (808 Bienville St., (504) 581-3467) is continuing its tradition of opening for lunch on two Fridays during the holidays. This year the restaurant, which is usually only open for dinner, will serve lunch on Dec. 15 and 22.
Meanwhile, the recent auction for tables at Galatoire’s (209 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2021) during lunch on the Friday before Christmas raised $54,000 for Covenant House of New Orleans and Children’s Hospital.
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Brett Anderson writes about restaurants. He can be reached at email@example.com or at (504)826-3353.