Barrilleaux's serves Italian fare in Marigny

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Barrilleaux’s, the Italian restaurant that opened in Marigny last fall, is named after a French word that means “to whom family is most important.” For the restaurant’s partners, fifth-generation New Orleanian Brittani Adams-Perret, her mother Michele Caswell Adams and her aunt Blakley Kymen, that sentiment can’t be overstated. Although many familial ties evolve over special meals shared around a table, the three women never had those types of family dinners...

— Beth D'Addono

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Barrilleaux, which translates to “whom family is the most important,” is truly a family affair. The Marigny triangle restaurant, wine bar and event space, which threw open its doors last October, is owned and operated by sisters Blakley Kymen and Michele Caswell-Adams and Michele’s daughter, Brittani Adams-Perret. Family is even evident in the two rooms that make up the space, which are named for family members Mike (the main dining room) and Blake (the bar). The dynamic female trio brings a combined 40-plus years of dining, hospitality and event experience to the neighborhood eatery...

— Cheryl Lemoine