New Orleans: circa 1980. Original poster. 31/5 x 15.75 inches. One of 1000 signed and numbered impressions. Cannot decipher signature....Provenance: Suzy Locke... ..
New Orleans Restaurant Jonathan 1976-1986 .
When Restaurant Jonathan opened on North Rampart Street, people raved about the decor and complained about the food. Co-owner and architect Jack Cosner built an Art Deco palace filled with 1930s art. A year after opening, the restaurant hired the self-taught chef Tom Cowman to cook food worthy of the space.
The menu from Cowman, who had received a three-star review from the New York Times for his East Hampton restaurant, had dishes like seafood crêpes, lamb curry, roast Long Island duck and calves liver sauté à l'orange.
Restaurant Jonathan closed in 1986. Cowman went on to be the second chef at Upperline, where he remained until he died from a blood clot on July 4, 1994. At a memorial for Cowman held at Upperline, his collection of bowties was distributed to his co-workers and friends.
.....Restaurant Jonathan opened in 1976, designed by late New Orleans architect, Jack Cosner. The site was 714 N Rampart St across from the Louis Armstrong Auditorium.The restaurant was written up in several design magazines as an "art deco palace". It featured stunning 1920's, 1930's antiques and Erte graphics. The 4 Star restaurant was run by Chef Thomas Cowan. A decline started during the 1984 World's Fair with the restaurant closing in 1986.
Provenance, Suzy Locke. Item #16-3793