Last week, Josh Smith’s head was in Campania, home to Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Mount Vesuvius and, by the evidence of my meal at a Mano, the New Orleans Italian restaurant where Smith is chef, exceptional seafood salad. This one contained whole calamari and shrimp, and octopus sliced so thinly the pieces resembled slivered garlic. [...]
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Tour of Italy For the months of August and September, a Mano is offering a culinary “tour of Italy” – each week featuring wines from and dishes inspired by a different region in Central and Southern Italy. Week 1 (August 1 – 6): Calabria Week2 (August 8 – 13): Basilicata / Puglia Week 3 (August [...]
The Top 10 Best Places for Pasta American chefs are making the iconic Italian staple their own, expertly pairing authentic handmade pastas like garganelli and strozzapreti with delicious saucesâ€”some classic, some totally new. At these terrific spots across the country, the pasta is always perfect. By Andrew Knowlton November 2010 a Mano New Orleans The [...]
The Best New Restaurants short list includes a Mano. See the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s 2010 Fall Dining Guide: Best New Restaurants
The Perfect Meal: Chef to Watch Video
The Times-Picayune asks 2010 Chef to Watch Joshua Smith about the perfect meal. See the restaurant and Chef in action.