Coquette Bistro & Wine Bar: Flirting with Success in New Orleans

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Coquette Bistro and Wine Bar
2800 Magazine St
New Orleans LA 70115
504-265-0421

Mosaic Wine Group visited a terrific new account in New Orleans, Coquette Bistro & Wine Bar, and met owners Mike Stoltzfus (Chef/Owner) and fiancée Lillian Hubbard (Front-of-House/Wine Director). Mr. Webster defines Coquette (noun) as: “a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt.” No flirtation was necessary, we dove right into a love affair with Coquette from the moment we walked in the door!  

Coquette Bistro & Wine Bar opened in December of 2008 in a beautiful late 1800’s two-story building in historic New Orleans. Chef/Owner Mike Stoltzfus comes from a well-pedigreed culinary background, working most recently as Sous Chef to one of New Orleans legendary chefs, John Besh at Restaurant August. Along with his fiancée, who handles the front-of-house and wine program, they embarked upon their dream to open their own place  a beautiful Bistro and Wine Bar, which includes a wonderful menu of New Orleans-influenced cuisine.

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Above: Owners Mike Stoltzfus & Lillian Hubbard.

Mosaic Wine Group visited Coquette on a beautiful, spring St. Patrick’s Day 2009. The menu is creative, yet concise, with a selection of small plates, and a well-designed selection of entrees. On this day, my wine compadre and I shared the delectable Pork Belly Rillette, and I dove into the Steak Frites, while my friend enjoyed a special Seared Redfish Risotto.

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Above: Pork belly rillette.

muralWhen dropping into Coquette, you’ll be able to enjoy a couple of great wines from the Mosaic Wine Group portfolio, including the 2007 Abbazia di Novacella Kerner from Alto-Adige: a bright, floral white wine from one of the oldest wineries in the world, established in 1142.

You’ll also find the 2004 Damilano Barolo “Lecinquevigne,” one of Piedmont’s best & brightest producers of Barolo.

We wish the best to Lillian, Mike and the team at Coquette! We’ll certainly be back! 

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