The Grill Room at Windsor Court, 300 Gravier St., New Orleans, has named Daniel Causgrove as its new chef de cuisine.
Causgrove, who began his career in New York City at restaurants such as Le Cirque and Café des Artistes, moved to New Orleans in 2007. He has worked at Cochon and La Petite Grocery as sous chef and most recently, served as executive chef at Dijon, where he was named a Chef to Watch by Louisiana Cookin’ Magazin.
“The Grill Room is a New Orleans tradition and one that is exceptional and refined,” Causgrove said in a news release. “I’m proud to be a part of such a quality-driven team and excited to create Southern cuisine that guests of The Grill Room know and love.”
Causgrove joins a culinary team that includes Executive Chef Vlad Ahmadyarov, Pastry Chef Shun Li and Sommelier Sara Kavanaugh. As chef de cuisine, Causgrove will concentrate on the menus of The Grill Room and Polo Club Lounge.
La Divina to open in BR
La Divina Italian Café, which has three New Orleans locations, will open in Baton Rouge on Nov. 8 at 3535 Perkins Road, Suite 360. It will be in the Acadian Village Shopping Center at Perkins Road and South Acadian Thruway.
Cafe hours will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
La Divina’s New Orleans founder, Carmelo Turillo, said the company makes its “gelato using traditional artisan Italian methods, from scratch without pastes, powders or bases.”
Baton Rouge native Lance LeBlanc is opening the Baton Rouge location.
Two New Orleans restaura nts — Muriel’s Jackson Square, 801 Chartres St., and Restaurant R’evolution, 777 Bienville St. — are now offering pre-theater menus for diners.
Muriel’s said chef Gus Martin’s pre-theater table d’hote $29.95 menu will include an appetizer, entree and dessert. For more information, call (504) 568-1885 or go to muriels.com.
Restaurant R’evolution’s three-course pre-theater dinner will be offered from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for $39.95. Call (504) 553-2277.