Chef Susan Spicer will be cooking a three-course seasonal inspired menu with wine pairings. On November 5, join us for our Chefs’ Dinner Series Presented by René Fransen and Eddie Bonin featuring Chef Susan Spicer. Spicer will be cooking a three-course seasonal inspired menu with wine pairings in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens’ recently opened Kitchen in the Garden. Susan Spicer began her culinary career in 1979, as an apprentice to French chef Daniel Bonnot at the Louis XVI in New Orleans. After spending the summer of 1982 in Paris, in the kitchen of Michelin-star chef Roland Durand, Spicer returned to New Orleans to take on her first chef position at Savoir Faire, a small French-inspired bistro. From there, she continued her education through work and travel, and in 1986 opened the tiny, but soon famous, Bistro at Maison deVille in the French Quarter. In 1990, with partner, Regina Keever, Spicer unveiled Bayona in a beautiful Creole cottage, complete with romantic courtyard dining. She went on to partner with former sous-chef Donald Link at Herbsaint in 2000 (selling her partnership in 2008). In 2010, Spicer was inducted into the James Beard “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.” That same year she launched Mondo, a casual, family-style restaurant which opened in her Lakeview neighborhood. In October 2016, Spicer opened her third restaurant, Rosedale, a neighborhood joint in a unique and historic building that serves her own style of Louisiana home cooking. Later this year, Mondo will join other great New Orleans restaurants in the new terminals at the Louis Armstrong International Airport.