Louisiana-born chef Scott Boswell has evolved into one of New Orleans's most innovative and daring culinarians, marrying wild creativity and an interest in Asian flavors with an obsession for precision. Dinner here now requires a full commitment to either a four-course menu ($85) or a seven-course menu ($125). Dishes might include veal sweetbreads with andouille, spicy chili prawns, or butter-poached lobster. For a price, the truly decadent can add wine pairings, caviar,
and truffles. A favorite of the well-heeled and famous, this is one of the city's best and most elegant fine-dining restaurants. A vegetarian tasting menu is also available, upon request.