Our Mediterranean decor is an authentic setting for your dining experience. Whether you are planning a corporate luncheon, cocktail gathering, networking event or casual dining, our mission is to serve only the freshest and authentic flavors of Greece and the Mediterranean. Our passion is great food, great wine and creating great memories! We are honored to host you in the heart of uptown New Orleans on Freret Street and we invite you to experience the Greek Islands and The Taste of Mediterranean.
Chef Rickey began his career in the culinary arts in his hometown of Southeast Missouri. Chef worked as the Garde Manger at the local country club throughout high school and continued his training at L’Ecole Culinaire in St. Louis, where he was trained in classic French cuisine. Chef Rickey has continued to hone his culinary skills in a variety of fine-dining establishments throughout the United States. His experiences in a variety of culinary environments has provided him with the knowledge and capability to combine the best of different styles to create truly original dishes. Most recently, Rickey has moved to New Orleans continuing to expand his culinary techniques. He spent his first two years as the Sous Chef at Metairie Country Club and has worked as the Head Chef at Acropolis On Freret since their opening in 2019. Chef Rickey works continuously to expand the Acropolis On Freret menu with fresh dishes and flavors, and is committed to providing the best dining experience for every guest! Chef Rickey believes that food should bring people together and is dedicated to communicating his passion through each and every dish.
Bob has been interested in wine from early adulthood. Air Force friends had been stationed in Germany and had some white wine bottled with the Squadron crest. After a period of exploring whites, an inauspicious entry into red wines was afforded via Lambrusco, a slightly effervescent Italian red. Over the years and with exposure to many varietals and regions, a true appreciation of and love for wine developed. Along the way, Bob rebelled against some of the over-oaked Napa Chardonnay in favor of Sauvignon Blanc and whites (including Chardonnays) from other countries. Nebbiolo is his favorite grape though deep, dark brooding Cabs are always enjoyed. Bob generally like wines that punch him in the face. The elegance and aromas can be so exquisite that just smelling the wine is an experience. All of that says Bob enjoys wine!! He is not a connoisseur and prefers sharing with family and friends. Bob like stories. He likes people with stories. He likes wine with stories too.
A few years ago, a friend invited him to invest in his label, Coup de Foudre, and the passion turned into investment. He created a business with his children and their spouses, (his bonus children), and wine seemed like a natural fit. LVTR was formed and we meet annually to visit, drink wine and discuss future investment plans. We have expanded our holdings, always looking for high quality wine and great partners.
Having over 16 years of sales, marketing and event planning experience, CJ has worked on many projects in the hospitality, non-profit and television media and production industries.
CJ has engineered and directed many events from political campaign parties and national food festivals to The Deep Water Horizon Trials aired on C-Span. CJ has also engineered The Catholics in the Crescent City and Holy Bowler: The John Blancher Rock-N-Bowl Documentaries as well as conceptualized Community Coffee: Cheers to A Hundred Years which can still be seen on public television networks.
She has had the honor to format, fund and co-produce several local programs as well as two national series on LeSEA Broadcasting’s WHT network.
Her first love has always been the customer service industry. “Serving others makes the world a better place!” The relationship and networking side of business is a huge part of her success. Opening a restaurant allows CJ to use her gifts to serve others. That’s her passion!
Her love of wine and Mediterranean food plus her passion for her guests makes this experience a dream fullfilled. Live the joyful life; one connection at a time and join us at Acropolis On Freret!