Archie Casbarian, owner of Arnaud's Restaurant, died in a Metarie hospice center on Saturday at the age of 72. Casbarian and his wife Jane took over the legendary French Quarter restaurant in 1978 and in the last 30 years have restored it to it's former glory.
They hosted every president since Richard Nixon, along with countless others seeking out some of New Orlean's finest Creole foods. Casbarian felt keeping menu items like Oysters Bienville and Shrimp Remoulade, was important since they were among some of the original recipes from when the restaurant was opened in 1918 by Arnaud Cazenave.
Casbarian survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, a grandson and two brothers. For more information about Arnaud's go HERE. Thank you Archie for your hard work and contributions to New Orleans' wonderful cuisine. God Bless You.