Chef Ian Schnoebelen and General Manager Laurie Casebonne opened their first restaurant, Iris, in January of 2006. Iris was a fine-dining bistro with Contemporary American fare located at The Bienville House Hotel in the heart of the French Quarter.
In 2007, Schnoebelen was awarded Best New Chef by Food & Wine Magazine.
In January of 2013, the pair opened their second restaurant, Mariza. Mariza serves Italian-inspired cuisine in a casual comfortable environment at the Rice Mill Lofts in the Bywater, right along the edge of the Marigny and the Mississippi River.
In 2014, Iris was closed permanently.