News for Restaurants in New Orleans
MiLa, the chic, see-and-be-seen restaurant in the heart of the Central Business District, is offering pre-set menus for lunch and dinner. For lunch, chefs Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing offer a $20 prix-fixe, three-course menu. Selections include (but are not limited to) curry yellow squash soup with Louisiana crawfish, filo-crusted triggerfish with wilted bok choy, and vanilla bean ice cream with Louisiana strawberries. The Rushings, known for their extensive use of locally grown products, offer a seaonally changing tasting menu for dinner, six courses for $65. Right now the menu features a crispy-skinned snapper and a Colorado rack of lamb. Although the entire menu is artfully created, it may be the final course that brings you back. Dessert is chocolate bread pudding with white chocolate mint ice cream. The Rushings have created a sleek, sexy atmosphere that invites you to linger over after dinner cocktails. Be sure to ask about the 30-bottle election of wines priced at under $30 each. Located on a busy downtown street, MiLa offers complimentary valet parking. MiLa, Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, 817 Common St., New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-412-2580.
Arguably the most luxurious dining room in town, The Grill Room at the Windsor Court Hotel is going back to basics. In a salute to the current sustainable agriculture trend, The Grill Room has launched a new "farm to table" lunch menu. Crispy quail is served with cheddar grits, radish salad and spicy molasses, while pecan-crusted crabcakes are accented with red onion apple relish. Sandwiches are decidely upscale, featuring such items as Gulf fish with sliced pickles on brioche, with cured tomato apple slaw, and a new twist on the traditional BLT, featuring bacon, pork belly, lettuce and tomato on brioche, with basil aïoli. The popular Windsor Court Salad is still on the menu, as is the locally beloved house-made gumbo. And best of all? The Grill Room tradition of $2 martinis at lunch continues. The Grill Room, Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-522-1992.
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