Family Life, Parenting, Special Needs

Dad About Town – Michael Gulotta 

April 1, 2021

5 Things I’m Loving Right Now 

Locals know Chef Michael as the partner and creative force behind MoPho, Maypop, and Rum and the Lash. He’s also dad to Ethan and Liam, aged 9. On the autism spectrum and severely dyslexic, the twins love cooking with their dad because it’s so tactile and engrossing for them. Together, they bake fresh bread and pies and make pizza from scratch, among other favorites.   


The musicians at Preservation Hall are so great with the twins! They have even hosted events where the boys were able to work with the instruments and talk with all the band members. Preservation Hall, 726 St. Peter St. 


My family has a small camp in Waveland and the boys were practically raised there; it is my favorite place to go with them. We also like the small waterpark in Buccaneer State Park 


Bouligny Tavern is my spot for a special night off. It is intimate even when it’s bustling, the service is always personal, and the bar snacks are elegant and delicious. Bouligny Tavern, 3641 Magazine St.


We’ve rolled a ludicrous amount of pasta! They know their way around a pasta machine better than any nine-year-olds I’ve ever seen, and they love cooking for themselves.  


I’m looking forward to stuffing my face at Mister Mao. Not sure when it will kick off, but their Instagram feed is painting an addictive picture. Mister Mao, 4501 Tchoupitoulas St. 

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