"Nowhere are the food, the place, the music and the people so inseparable."
Paying homage to Chef Leah Chase’s version. “One of the best on the planet” Chef Kevin claims. Found at the iconic Dooky Chase, where musicians gather after Jazz Fest.
Whether at Commander’s Palace in the Garden District, or Mother’s in ‘The Quarter,’ no dish says Louisiana more than this. Diners in ballgowns or ball caps savor this culinary treasure.
One dozen deep-fried pieces of awesome! Ground pork, rice and Trinity seasoned to perfection with a selection of our house dipping sauces
One dozen hot crispy pillowy pieces of Heaven! Also available as an individual order of 3
Reminiscent of the one from Central Grocery in the heart of the French Quarter. Nothing like sittin’ on the levee with a muffuletta in one hand and an ice-cold, glass bottle of Barq’s root beer in the other. Offered seasonally during Mardi Gras!
Crispy seasoned Gulf shrimp on French bread from Gambino's Bakery in New Orleans. This one is "fully dressed" and features both of our original recipe remoulade and Creole ketchup sauces
We grind andouille sausage and mix it in with our seasoned ground beef for a one-of-a-kind original recipe burger. This one features sharp cheddar and grilled onions & peppers!
Juicy marinated chicken with choice of toppings, cheese and sauces on a toasted bun
Southern-fried chicken breast tenderloins with choice of toppings, cheese, sauces and side!
One of five NOLA Bowls, The Dewey features jambalaya seasoned rice, roasted corn & tomato Maque Choux, smoked andouille sausage and grilled onions & peppers
THE FLAVOR OF NEW ORLEANS
The mere mention of New Orleans evokes notions of great food and good times. Mardi Gras. Bourbon Street. Music. Jambalaya. These are the sights and sounds, the aromas and FLAVORS -- the spirit of the Big Easy where “laissez les bon temps rouler” (let the good times roll) is the rule of law.
Tucked inside The Marketplace of Avalon Park’s picturesque downtown, third generation Louisiana native Chef Kevin Brune delivers the flavors of New Orleans in a toe-tapping, tastebud-tickling culinary experience. Come to NOLA -- the locals' name for New Orleans -- where "passin’ a good time" is always the special of the day!
"Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans" - Louis Armstrong
NOLA'S CHEF KEVIN BRUNE
from New Orleans to Orlando
Chef Kevin at Nanan's on the famed Orleans Ave (above)
His dad Gus, and mom Joyce (below)
Chef Kevin Brune "knows what it means to miss New Orleans." That's why he's been bringing the flavor of the Big Easy to Central Florida for 20 years. From helping develop "Mardi Gras" at Universal Studios, to bringing "Voodoo Kitchen" to the Orlando food truck scene, to opening a new micro restaurant in The Marketplace at Avalon Park, the story of "NOLA" continues.
The youngest in a large family, born to Gus and Joyce after they left New Orleans for Lafayette, Chef Kevin claims he’s “a little more Cajun” than the rest of his Big Easy family. “But,” he says with a local’s passion, “the Crescent City is in my DNA.”
For Kevin, cooking is a generational thing. He discovered the art of flavor in his Mom's busy little kitchen, stirring the family's black iron jam pot with his brother Mike and sister Pam. Of course none of the old family recipes were written down, so Kevin learned to taste his way into the dishes passed along from NaNan, MawMaw and Ma Mère.
And so every dish at NOLA comes rich in history, crafted with traditional ingredients by the hands who know, each flavor taking you "down to New Orleans."