Birmingham Chef Chris Dupont’s new restaurant Étoile will open in NOLA this spring

Étoile will open in the former Cavan spot on Magazine Street. (Cavan)

Plans are coming together for Birmingham Chef Chris Dupont’s newest restaurant in New Orleans. As announced earlier, the beloved chef and owner of Cafe Dupont for 20 years has moved back to his hometown of New Orleans where he will open what he says will be his last restaurant. Keep reading for everything we know.

Étoile will open spring 2023

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A Bham favorite. (Cafe Dupont)

Chef Chris Dupont will open his newest restaurant, Étoile, in the former Magazine Street location of Cavan. Excitingly, the space has been used as a set for AMC series The Driver over the past few months.

According to a report from, Dupont shared details that the new technique-focused restaurant will open in spring 2023.

Where: 3607 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Dupont’s final restaurant

Originally from New Orleans, Chris Dupont is heading back to his roots.

Over the last 30 years in Alabama, Dupont has made a huge impact on the culinary scene and been a pioneer in the farm-to-table style in The Magic City. According to the report, Étoile will focus on the same cornerstone approach he’s used throughout his career.

“The ingredients write the menu. I have to spend time becoming familiar with the folks who have their hands in the ground,” he said. “I try not to pinpoint a style. I focus on technique.”

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