From ABC26 News:
Sheldon Fox – email@example.com
September 18, 2010
NEW ORLEANS (Garden District)— House-made pasta isn’t all that’s being rolled out for Saturday’s grand opening of the Eiffel Society on St. Charles Avenue.
The 10,000 square foot restaurant and lounge is said to be all about the art, and if the artists scrambling to finish their masterpieces don’t convey that message, then maybe the decor inside will.
Jeff Gapultos is one several owners and managers who’ve put their life into a spot built in the eighties with actual pieces of a disassembled restaurant that sat atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Though it’s a swanky and upscale restaurant now, not too long ago the building created the wrong kind of buzz. Late night parties last year and the year before — when it was called the Cricket Club — several times became shooting scenes either inside the business or in the nearby streets.
But that was then; this is now: a posh but un-pricey new world menu put together by Chef Ian Schnoebelen of Iris.
The entrees are all under twenty bucks, and an urban garden can be found just outside and one also frames the door.
The Eiffel Society officially opens Saturday, Sept. 18, and will be open as a restaurant Wednesdays through Saturdays.