The idea for Basin began several years ago when Chef and Owner of Baru, Edgar Caro and Thomas Peters, a former fishing guide whose family operates a fishing charter business from Venice, Louisiana, returned from a fishing trip. They caught a snapper and Edgar made it into a dockside ceviche that… Thomas maintains was one of the best fish preparations he ever tasted.
Along with their friend Antonio Mata, they decided to open Basin, a seafood restaurant serving modernized, lighter versions of traditional Louisiana dishes. Basin sources the best possible ingredients from local sources, highlighting seasonal vegetables and Gulf fish in our daily specials.
Basin offers sidewalk seating along the busiest sector of Magazine Street. We also have a lush courtyard for additional seating and a relaxing escape from the city.Continued