Did you know that before Middendorf’s, Horst and Karen Pfeifer owned a fine dining restaurant in the French Quarter?
The restaurant was called Bella Luna, and it had beautiful dining rooms with great views of the city and the Mississippi river. Many proposals were made there due to the romantic look and feel of the restaurant. And, Horst was able to show off his skills as a European Master Chef with menu items such as Pecan Crusted Oysters with Wasabi Aioli and Smoked Salmon on Cucumber with Crème Fraîche and American Choupic Caviar. He added freshness to his dishes with herbs and vegetables grown in his garden at the nearby Ursulines Convent.
Unfortunately, the good times came to an end at Bella Luna when it was forced to close its doors due to Hurricane Katrina. However, the memory of Bella Luna lives on here at Middendorf’s through our “Fettuccine Frenzy.” Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in September, we feature handmade, paper-thin fettuccine on our menu. It’s the very same fettuccine that was so popular at Bella Luna. We love this silky pasta and the nostalgic feeling that it brings.