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Tucked inside a restored slave cabin on the grounds of The Cabin Restaurant and Bernadette’s Restaurant is an modern wine cellar. The cellar was originally an old dry air cooler, but was converted with painstaking care into a wine cellar, capable of storing over a hundred different brands of wine.
The cellar originally provided wine for Bernadette’s, a fine dining restaurant that featured Cajun/French fusion cuisine. Bernadette’s opened 5 years ago and has been a hidden treasure out here in Ascension Parish. Menus for the restaurant’s signature five-course and seven-course meals are featured weekly, along with wine pairings. A seasonal menu of distinctive a la carte selections is also available, along with an extensive wine list for even the finest palette that offered a wide range of selection from Cristal to 1976 Warres Port.
Unfortunately, we had to temporarily close the restaurant a few months back. Chef Gerard Hemery had to retire due to health concerns, and we have yet to find a competent replacement for him.
If you know of anyone in the Louisiana area (preferably between Baton Rouge and New Orleans) who is an experienced chef in hauté cuisine and French food, please shoot me a message or give me a call (225) 473-3007 ext. 4. It’s a shame that our eclectic wine collection at Bernadette’s has to sit unsampled by our devoted patrons. Please help spread the word! Any help would be greatly appreciated.