Italian Cuisine in New Orleans: Chef Rebecca Wilcomb, Gianna Restaurant

Mar 19, 2020 231

BY: Jaclyn DeGiorgio

A James Beard Award winner and chef/partner of Gianna Restaurant in New Orleans, Rebecca Wilcomb spent her childhood visiting her mother’s family in the Veneto. Gianna, part of the Link Restaurant Group, opened last April, and the James Beard Foundation has just named it a semifinalist for the 2020 Best New Restaurant award nomination. 

At Gianna, Wilcomb adds a New Orleans riff to the cuisine of her heritage, fusing an Italian sensibility with local flavors and bounty. Here she chats with us about her restaurant, her favorite cookbooks, her travels in Italy, and the importance of supporting other women.

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