After five years as one of the city’s top restaurants, Cookhouse had no real reason to change. Most nights brought full dining rooms and plenty of strong reviews from diners and critics alike who raved about the classic New Orleans dishes and vibe from chef/co-owner Pieter Sypesteyn.
So why shift course? Sypesteyn compares a restaurant to a marriage. He and his wife Susan have both. “It’s a dream come true, it’s a lot of work and worth the heartache that comes,” he says. “And it’s important to keep things fresh.”