News for Restaurants in New Orleans
The Rib Room at the Omni Royal Orleans in the French Quarter is bringing back the locally beloved tradition of serving red beans and rice on Mondays. Chef Michael Gottlieb offers customers the option to "dress up" their plates by adding crispy Mississippi catfish ($19), fried pork chops ($23) or slow-roasted chicken ($22). Additionally, on Fridays, diners may enjoy $2 vodka martinis. Rib Room, Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, 621 St. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-529-7045.
If you fantasize about dozens of the great chefs of New Orleans all cooking under one roof, mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 20, 2013. That is the date when chefs from all over the metro area will gather at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside for the annual Chefs Charity for Children Event, benefiting disabled children. This year's event will feature chefs Andrea Apuzzo (Andrea's), John Besh (Restaurant August, Luke, The Besh Steak House at Harrah's, etc.), Leah Chase (Dooky Chase), John Folse (Chef John Folse & Company, Restaurant R'evolution), Goffredo Fraccaro, Emeril Lagasse (Emeril's, Emeril's Delmonico and nine other properties), Gunter Preuss (Broussard's), Lazone Randolph (Brennan's), the Wong Brothers (Trey Yuen), David Woodward (Hilton N.O. Riverside) and Greg Reggio (Zea's). This year marks the 36th consecutive annual Chef's Charity fundraiser. Tickets are $65 per person and may be purchased by calling 504-524-7285. Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-561-0500, 800-HILTONS.
Among the great holiday traditions in New Orleans, Reveillon is at the top of the local list. Reveillon, loosely translated to mean "awakening," is the basis for special holiday dinner menus at more than three dozen of the city's finest restaurants. The tradition holds that New Orleanians go to dinner after midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Although these dinners historically happened in private homes, for the past several decades local restaurants have been hosting the late-night soirées. This year those restaurants include familiar names such as Arnaud's, Commander's Palace, Brennan's and Broussard's, but also newer entrants to the local restaurant scene, including Restaurant R'evolution, Criollo (newly opened in the Hotel Monteleone), Ste. Marie and Borgne. For a full listing of participating restuarants, including reveillon menus, visit www.fqfi.com.
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