Rue Dumaine is known throughout our area and beyond for their focus on local and high-quality ingredients. Over the years, their site became outdated and Anne, Tom and the “Krewe” at Rue Dumaine were ready for an update. We were faced with the challenge of designing and developing a beautiful sight that mirrored the beautiful food and atmosphere of the restaurant.
The site is responsive, built on the 996 Grid and features the SlickNav Navigation. We focused on highlighting certain features on mobile, such as the Open Table reservation plug-in, the phone number, hours, and social media icons. However, even though these features are prevalent, the food photography is also very eye catching. Luckily for us, Tina and Nick of 42Krewe Photography took some extraordinary cuisine photos that we were able to use on the site.
The Rue Dumaine clientele checks the site regularly to see each day’s different specials. To accommodate, we developed the site with a Drupal Content Management System — allowing the staff to change menus, wine lists, and more very easily. Anne also updates the blog each week, telling the story of each week’s menus and her inspirations behind each dish.
If you have been to Rue Dumaine (and you really should go!) you will notice their distinct personality. While Anne and her staff have won numerous awards, they are still very much down to earth. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Anne and Tom on this website and we hope it serves them well for a long time to come.