Stephen Hightower is best known in Baton Rouge as the brains behind City Pork and City Slice, which operate under the umbrella of City Group Hospitality. But the restaurant group’s latest project—Rouj Creole, opening soon in Perkins Rowe—is a restaurant unlike the others Hightower has worked on in the past.
It’s a product of his culinary experiences and business dreams, representing his discovery of the Creole history and flavors that he says “make up the fabric of our everyday life here in Louisiana.”
Along with Hightower, Rouj Creole’s executive chef Rory Wingett plans to introduce Baton Rouge to his own twist on Creole cooking. “I think that people will be excited about what his food says to them,” Hightower says.
225 recently got a first look inside Rouj Creole. Read more about the menu and Hightower’s plans.