Owner / Executive Chef
Diana Chauvin was born in New Orleans from a Cajun-French father from Lockport, Louisiana and Thai mother from Thailand, who met while Diana’s father, Merlin Chauvin, was working as an engineer in Bangkok. One year after Diana’s older brother Merlin, Jr. was born, Merlin Sr. completed his stint in Thailand and moved his new family back to his native southeast Louisiana. Three years later, Diana was born.
Merlin Chauvin was born in Thailand but was raised in New Orleans all of his life. An avid believer in the importance of hard work and good customer service, Merlin, along with his sister Diana, has developed a wonderful dining experience at LaThai Uptown. One's work ethic is vital in this industry, "The harder you work the luckier you get."
Come experience the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia. Savor the delicious and tantalizing flavors of Thai cuisine in a fun and inviting atmosphere. From the traditional to the contemporary, our dishes will invigorate the senses and delight the soul.
- 1st Place, Best Thai Restaurant, Gambit's Best of New Orleans, 2008-2013
- 1st Place, Best Thai Restaurant, Where Y'at Magazine, 2008-2013
- 1st Runner Up, King of Louisiana Seafood, 2010-2011
2010 Pictures | 2011 Pictures | 2011 Video
- Bayou Bouillabaisee Champion, The Canadian Louisiana Seafood Chef's Challenge
August 3, 2009