Chef Austin Leslie. A son of New Orleans, he was a true pioneer and innovator. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Chef was trapped in his attic for two days. He was rescued and flown to an Atlanta hospital where he died at age 71.
The realm between tradition and creative expression is reliably fertile territory for chefs to find inspiration. At La Petite Grocery, chef Justin Devillier works this area on more levels than most, balancing classic and innovative bistro cuisine and also the restaurant's own past and future.