Co-founded by restaurateurs John Stubbs of NOLA's own Jewel of the South and Jon Sybert of Michelin-recognized Tail Up Goat in Washington, D.C., Moveable Feast is a nationwide subscription and a la carte service that brings exclusive dinner parties from America’s most beloved and awarded restaurants straight to your door. Each feast requires 30 min or less of light prep and offers a multi-course menu from a different acclaimed chef monthly (see our review here!).
On Sept. 1, Moveable Feast will start taking reservations for its October box featuring Jewel of the South and a multi-course menu from Chef Phil Whitmarsh. (Reservations can be made online starting 9/1 to ship out throughout the month of October). For the first time ever, Moveable Feast will also be introducing cocktail kits as an add-on to their dinner parties, featuring Jewel of the South's award-winning cocktails. Guests can also opt for wine pairings if they prefer, a long-standing Moveable Feast offering.
Website: Moveable Feast
Ggoma Supper Club Four-Course Dinner: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
WHO/WHAT: Mister Mao is thrilled to welcome Tae Strain, Chef/Owner of Ggoma Supper Club in Baltimore. The former Executive Chef of Momofuku is known for his monthly dinner parties which take place in various locations throughout the city and are guided by the seasons, and inspired by travels, mentors, and memories. For one night only, Chef Strain will indulge diners in a four-course gastronomic culinary journey showcasing seasonal and ingredient-forward New American dishes. Priced at $68 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), the sample menu follows:
stone fruit and Sungold tomatoes
cured cucumber, peanuts, sambal
sweet corn, Lions Mane mushroom, kani-miso butter
dry spiced Cornish hen
curry rice, grilled nardello peppers, charred jalapeno yogurt
green apple-yuzu granita
malted marshmallow mousse, lime curd, coconut
*Menu subject to change
WHEN/WHERE: The GGOMA Supper Club pop-up will take place on Wednesday, September 27th, at 6 PM and 8 PM. Reservations can be made on Resy or by calling (504) 345-2056. Mister Mao is located at 4501 Tchoupitoulas in New Orleans. www.mistermaonola.com
HOT TIN BAR & BACARDI TEAM UP FOR SOUTHERN DECADENCE SOIRÉE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2023
Hot Tin is partnering with Bacardi to close out the summer and celebrate Southern Decadence; a cornerstone of queer culture and one of the largest annual celebrations by the LGBTQ community. This year's theme - Showtune Sundays.
The evening promises broadway-themed cocktails and cabaret. Admission is complimentary and guests can enjoy $16 hurricanes, and $14 handcrafted cocktails spotlighting an array of Bacardi brands. Attendees will also be treated to swag bags brimming with exclusive mementos, all while savoring hot dogs on the rooftop of the charming Garden District Pontchartrain Hotel.
Hot Tin’s Decadence celebration is free to the public and will take place on Sunday, September 3rd, from 2PM- 4PM. For more information, call (504) 323-1500. Hot Tin is located at the Pontchartrain Hotel at 2031 Street Charles Avenue.
THE ULTIMATE LIQUID COURAGE: BOURBON
TUJAGUE’S TO HOST “SAZERAC IN SEERSUCKER” BOURBON DINNER, SEPTEMBER 14TH
Tujague’s, the second-oldest restaurant in New Orleans, is excited to host “Sazerac in Seersucker,” an intimate dinner celebrating bourbon, the American whiskey. Indulge in a specially crafted five-course menu from Chef Gus Martin that seamlessly blends Creole classics while donning your best Seersucker ensemble. Priced at $135 per person (plus tax and gratuity), each course is thoughtfully paired with an exquisite bourbon cocktail. The menu for the evening follows:
Bacon Wrapped Gulf Shrimp
tomato confit, pickled okra, and sugar cane bourbon glaze
Pairing: Sazerac Rye “Savignac”
Prosciutto Gorgonzola Tarte
apple roasted pepper chutney
Pairing: Blanton’s Boulevardier
Duck Spring Roll
bacon bourbon gastrique
Pairing: W.L. Weller Special Reserve Trilby
Pan Roasted Pompano
potatoes croquette, jumbo lump crabmeat, bourbon corn sauce
Pairing: Eagle Rare “Sour Eagle”
Le Bête Noir
flourless chocolate cake, sweet double cream, and orange bourbon glaze
Pairing: Buffalo Trace L’Autre Bête
“Sazerac in Seersucker” Bourbon Dinner will take place on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 6:30 PM. Reservations can be made on OpenTable or by calling (504) 525-8676. Tujague’s is located at 429 Decatur Street in the French Quarter. For additional information, please visit https://tujaguesrestaurant.com/news-and-events/sazerac-in-seersucker-bourbon-dinner/.
Some upcoming happenings at Ace Hotel New Orleans, Maison de la Luz, and Brewery Saint X:
Peacock Room will be hosting a special Decadence Brunch on Sunday, September 3, to celebrate the annual Labor Day weekend gathering with delicious brunch bites and drinks and a sing-along show from one of New Orleans most beloved drag queens and her krewe at Kimpton Hotel Fontenot. The magnificent Kookie Baker and friends with special guest Ben Childress on piano and vocals will perform from 10 a.m. until the Southern Decadence Parade begins at 2 p.m., giving attendees a fun way to kick-off the celebration.
Brunch service will start earlier, at 9 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. Patrons will delight in brunch favorites like the Peacock Brunch Tower, which comes with buttermilk biscuits & jam, bourbon sticky buns, shaved prosciutto di Parma, pimento cheese, truffle deviled eggs, bread pudding French toast & cherry cane syrup, and fresh berries. The menu has plenty of other dishes to impress with the Louisiana Crawfish Benedict, Chef Lanna’s Biscuit Board, Croque Monsieur, and more.
The Peacock Room cocktail menu will also be available with drinks like All Ships Rise with Pineapple Rum, Aveze, house-made Habanero, and Queen of the Rodeo, a dazzling concoction of bold flavors of Grey Goose L’Orange, Trakal, Alma Quinquina, lime cordial, and cranberry. And for every Queen of the Rodeo cocktail purchased, $1 from the sale will go toward supporting the life-saving work of The Trevor Project.
Through a year-round partnership with The Trevor Project, guests who book a stay at Kimpton Hotel Fontenot using the Trevor Project rate code will get 15% off the best flexible rate and donate $10 per night to this important nonprofit providing 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQIA+ youth.
The Decadence Brunch is free to attend, with food and beverages for purchase. Reservations are recommended for everyone interested in attending.
WHEN: Sunday, September 3, 2023
Brunch service: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Performances: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHERE: Peacock Room at Kimpton Hotel Fontenot
501 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130
To make a reservation or find out more information about Peacock Room, visit PeacockRoomNola.com You can also follow on Instagram and Facebook @peacockroomnola for future updates about cocktails, dishes, partnerships, pop-ups and more.
Star Crossed: A Midsummer Nightmare
Review by Amelia Parenteau
In a New Orleans summer rife with Shakespeare, Fat Squirrel serves up a manic retelling of the canon with 'Star Crossed: A Midsummer Nightmare'. Combining text, themes, and characters from over 17 of Shakespeare’s plays, Andrea Watson conceived and directed this original production with an ensemble cast of 18 performers. Watson herself stars as Mercutio, the mercurial agent of chaos tying the divergent plot lines together with his insatiable need for scheming.
Like any grand family reunion, the play features many familiar characters and several stunning performances. Laura Bernas is a powerhouse as Fairy King Oberon, taking inordinate delight in drugging Titania (Lizzy Bruce), the Fairy Queen, for nefarious revenge. Mary Pauley as Juliet’s Nurse showcases her phenomenal range, pulling laughs one moment and tenderly tugging heartstrings the next. Elyse McDaniel plays a fierce, spiteful Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, deftly holding the spotlight even while having her lines, spoken in Spanish, simultaneously spoken in English by the Translator (Kaylon Willoughby).
Taking advantage of the large ensemble cast, Watson created beautiful stage pictures, including a striking tableau to open the show, with characters garbed in the tunics of Ancient Athens and holding statuesque poses. Court dances and stage combat were high points of the action in an otherwise dialogue-heavy script.
The soundtrack combined moody indie rock hits with instrumental underscoring, which could have gone even further to highlight dramatic moments: I would have loved a swelling orchestra beneath Romeo and Juliet’s first ecstatic kiss, for example. “Star Crossed” delivers on unabashedly queer romance, with Hermia (Hannah Dougharty) and Helena (Desirée Burrell) as one of the central pairs of lovers, and Titania falling head-over-heels for the Nurse in her love-potioned trance.
Perhaps the truest madness is daring to love at all, knowing that after all humans, gods, and fairies’ machinations in life, we each inevitably meet our end in death? Unless we’re lucky enough to have a poet or playwright keep telling our tale.
“Star Crossed” runs through August 24, 2023. Tickets and more information available here.
As Summer comes to an end, Tujague’s - the iconic dining destination and second-oldest restaurant in New Orleans is excited to host a Rosè All Day Luncheon, a rosè themed three-course lunch created by Executive Chef Gus Martin. Priced at $46 per person, guests can indulge in classic Creole cuisine, along with specially priced rosè by-the-glass, by-the-bottle and themed cocktails. The menu follows:
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
Tujague's House Salad
BBQ Shrimp & Grits
Gulf Fish Amandine
Pan Roasted Airline Chicken Breast
Grilled Petite Filet Mignon
New Orleans Bread Pudding
*Don’t forget to don your best pink outfit
WHEN/WHERE: Rosè All Day Luncheon will take place on Friday, August 25th. Reservations can be made on OpenTable and is available anytime between 11 AM and 2:30 PM. Tujague’s is located at 429 Decatur Street. For additional information visit https://tujaguesrestaurant.com/.
This summer, in conjunction with Copeland’s of New Orleans’ momentous 40th anniversary, the locally-based restaurant offers “Summer Shareables.” The menu was crafted for guests to choose four shareable courses for $40, which allows you to share with two or share with a few. Choose one starter, two entrees, and a dessert from Copeland’s Summer Shareables menu.
“We are incredibly grateful to our guests and the community for their support over the last 40 years,” said Al Copeland, Jr. “This special menu is our way of expressing our gratitude and sharing our passion for food with those who have been loyal and new guests who want a taste of our culinary creations. The menu gives everyone a chance to mix-n-match, to try something new and enjoy their favorites with family and friends. Copeland’s of New Orleans focuses on high-quality ingredients, supporting local vendors, creative dishes, and warm hospitality. We look forward to continuing to create many more memorable moments with our guests!”
First Course: Kickoff the Flavor
Kickoff the culinary journey with a classic Copeland’s dish or a light salad. Starters include Artichoke & Spinach Dip; Bayou Broccoli®, an original since 1983; or Large Penthouse Salad®.
Second and Third Course: Mix-n-Match Favorites
Choose two entrees which include Shrimp & Tasso Pasta, an original since 1983; Chicken Parmesan; Jambalaya Pasta, an original since 1983; Blackened Trio, Shrimp or Catfish Po-Boy; Copeland Burger, an original since 1983;.
Fourth Course: A Sweet Celebration
No celebration is complete without dessert. For dessert, guests can choose 40th Anniversary Chantilly Cheesecake, Homemade Brownie Deluxe A La Mode, or Rum Cream Bread Pudding.
The Summer Shareables menu is available at Copeland’s of New Orleans Louisiana locations or can be ordered online for pickup or delivery at copelandstogo.com.
For more information, please visit www.copelandsofneworleans.com, www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com, or www.noleevents.com.
KIMPTON HOTEL FONTENOT HOSTS VISUAL ARTIST JAY MCKAYFOR A SPECIAL WHITE LINEN NIGHT ART INSTALLATION
Kimpton Hotel Fontenot will host New Orleans visual artist Jay McKay for his art installation, F#ↃK I SPILT MY PAINT, during White Linen Night on Saturday, August 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is free to attend and open to the public.
The evening begins in King, the hotel’s newly opened French brasserie and bar, where White Linen guests will head inside the restaurant, stop in for a drink at the bar, and make their way to the hotel’s cocktail lounge, Peacock Room, for the full installation featuring Jay’s artwork and the tunes of DJ Spinelli.
Specialty cocktails will be available at both Peacock Room and King. And of course, Peacock Room favorites will also be served up, including All Ships Rise with Pineapple Rum, Aveze, house-made Habanero. King’s lineup of delicious beverages also features drinks like the Cote d’Azur with La Favorite Agricole Rhum, Giffard Abricot Lemon, and Orgeat.
For White Linen Night guests looking to sit down for a meal with their night out, King brasserie & bar will have a full menu available. Executive Chef Samuel Peery’s menu rooted in the beloved brasseries of the French Riviera region while weaving in the flavors and traditions of New Orleans features many memorable dishes. Among the favorites are the Crawfish Beignets with crab fat aioli, the Grilled Octopus with a vadouvan and sweet potato curry and lardons of Benton’s bacon to give it a smoky finish, and the King Carbonara with a sauce made from sea urchin, reduced cream and parmesan. And don’t forget the King Bread Service.
But reservations are recommended for anyone looking to sit and dine while at the event. Otherwise, space will be available on a first come, first served basis.
WHEN: Saturday, August 5, 2023 | 6-9pm
WHERE: King & Peacock Room at Kimpton Hotel Fontenot
501 & 521 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Check out Jay McKay online at https://www.art-by-jay.com/, and on Instagram @artby_jay. Reservations and more info on King can be found at kingbrasserieandbar.com, and at peacockroomnola.com for Peacock Room. You can also follow King on Instagram at @kingbrasserienola and Peacock Room on Instagram @peacockroomnola.
Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans and Chef Donald Link announce the return of Chemin à la Mer’s wildly popular Oyster Hour. Oyster Hour takes place seven days a week from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Oyster Bar, in the Purple Grackle Bar, and on the Terrace, all located on the fifth floor of Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans overlooking the Mississippi River.
Chef Link offers a rotating variety of $2 oysters, including the Gulf Coast favorite Murder Point oysters from Bayou La Batre, Alabama, paired with $10 glasses of wine and spritzes selected by Chemin’s sommelier, Emily Kitzmiller. In addition to raw oysters, an all-day raw bar menu is available featuring Tuna Crudo with snow peas, mint and sauce chien; peel and eat Steamed Louisiana Shrimp; and an Ora King Salmon Ceviche with cucumber, red onion, lime, mint, and chiles.
Chemin à la Mer is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are available on OpenTable, by phone at 504-434-5898, and by email at email@example.com. Follow along on Instagram @CheminalaMer and @FSHotelNewOrleans.
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