NEW ORLEANS Archie A. Casbarian, who lifted the once down-on-its-heels French-Creole restaurant Arnaud’s to prominence and made it a must-stop for the powerful, died Saturday of esophageal cancer. He was 72. Casbarian and his wife, Jane, took over Arnaud’s in 1978 after the restaurant, founded in 1918 by Arnaud Cazenave, had become worn at the edges. After Arnaud's reopening, Casbarian hosted every sitting president since Jimmy Carter.Casbarian was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and ...

Register to view this article

It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.

Why Register?

Registering allows you to unlock a portion of our premium online content. You can access more in-depth stories and analysis, as well as news not found on any other website or any other media outlet. You also get free eNewsletters, blogs, real-time polls, archives and more.

 

Attention Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to NRN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes!

Already registered? here.