New Orleans Culinary Events
Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in New Orleans. Browse this calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in New Orleans and the surrounding area. We've also got the latest New Orleans Restaurant News and Wine Events.
Galatoire's Reveillon Celebration features a special four-course menu for $45 per person. There's a choice of fried oysters or bakes shrimp scampi to start with, mixed greens or lobster bisque as a second course, and drum, filet or fried fish cakes as the main course. Dessert options are mocha panna cotta, ice cream sundae or custard cup. Reservations are available at 504-525-6022. Galatoire's, 209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-525-2021.
The Grill Room presents a wine class on "Tasty Toasts for the Holidays." Guests will learn how Champagne is made and classified while sampling bubbly and hors d’oeuvres. The cost is $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For more information, visit The Grill Room's website. The Grill Room, Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-522-1992.
One of New Orleans' favorite Creole dining spots, Palace Cafe has happy hour from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy half-priced draft beer, wine on tap and small plates. Palace Cafe, 605 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-523-1661.
Galatoire's presents a weekly two-course luncheon menu that changes weekly. The prix-fixe menu might feature signature dishes such as white beanmeunière, with banana bread pudding for dessert. The cost is usually under $25 for the whole lunch. Galatoire's, 209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-525-2021.
Domenica is offering cash-strapped diners a real break. Every day, from 3 p.m.-6 p.m., all pizzas, cocktails, wine of the day and Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) are offered at half price. Since opening its doors in New Orleans, Domenica has become known citywide for its pizzas, particularly the Pizze Calabresa, with olives, spicy salami, mozzarella and capers. Other pizzas include the meatless Margherita, with tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella, and the spicy lamb meatball pizza with ricotta and mint. All pizzas are baked in a special wood-burning oven. Domenica, The Roosevelt New Orleans, 123 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-648-6020.
Monday through Friday
Commander's Palace, the grande dame of fine dining in New Orleans, now offers specially-priced two-course lunch specials. The menu changes weekly, but typically features items such as crispy braised pork over charred jalapeño boudin, or onion-crusted chicken salad with cranberries and barbecued Vidalia onions and blue cheese, or griddle-seared Gulf fish in a sautée of house-made andouille and red beans. Commander's continues to offer its popular 25-cent martinis with this tongue-in-cheek restriction: "Limit 3 per person 'cause that's enough!" Lunch is served Monday through Friday. Commander's Palace, 1403 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-899-8221.
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