John Folse, a Louisiana chef and writer from the German Coast along the Mississippi above New Orleans, and Rick Tramonto, a chef and writer associated with Chicago, opened Restaurant R’Evolution in the French Quarter two years ago. While Restaurant R’Evolution got a mixed reaction at its start, it’s received more positive attention since. Here’s Brett Anderson’s review in the Times Picayune.
The Times Picayune writes that their second venture will be in Ridgeland:
Four years ago when chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto announced Restaurant R’Evolution, their lavish collaboration in the French Quarter, the pair was already talking about future projects. Now the second venture of their Home on the Range restaurant group has been revealed, and it’s as unexpected as the partnership of these two chefs from Louisiana and Chicago.
In mid-September, Folse and Tramonto will open Seafood R’Evolution in Ridgeland, Miss., a suburb of Jackson.
According to a press release, the 10,000 square-foot, 317 seat restaurant will pay “homage to Mississippi’s rich culinary heritage.” The menu focuses on Gulf fish along with steaks and game.
Neither Folse nor Tramonto immediately returned calls seeking comment.
The restaurant, designed by Bill Johnson of Atlanta’s The Johnson Studio, is already under construction. Johnson also designed Restaurant R’Evolution.