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The tamale at Otra Vez illustrates Nawab's approach

With Otra Vez, New York chef brings his Mexican cooking to New Orleans

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Location: LA-New Orleans

Story Date: 4/18/2019

Author: Todd A. Price

Mexican food gave chef Akhtar Nawab, who opened Otra Vez in New Orleans on Monday (April 15), a second act. Nawab, a protege to Tom Colicchio and a mentor to David Chang, opened his first restaurant, Elettaria, in New York in 2008. The critics were kind, but the recession crushed the restaurant. Nawab, born in Kentucky and of Indian heritage, then got a job cooking high-end Mexican food. He discovered an affinity between the complex dishes of Mexico and the layered Indian food of his family.

Place Category: Food & Drink

Story Category: New Places