Starting October 16, Cane & Table will expand their hours to be open on Mondays. In addition, they'll be offering a Happy Hour (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5-7PM). The menu will have 5 cocktails (no food) on there that are mostly rum-based and tropical-inspired.
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Osteria Lupo - the brainchild of Chef Brian Burns and Reno De Ranieri, the talented team behind Costera - is thrilled to honor Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month by sharing the flavors and traditions of Northern Italy with its guests during the month of October.
Guests can indulge in the flavorsome four-course family-style tasting for $55 per person (excluding tax & gratuity; full table participation required). The ever-changing menu highlights some of Osteria Lupo’s popular antipasti, pastas, and desserts. Dishes on the tasting menu include the Burrata con Panna, Pesce Crudo, Mushroom Campanelle, Grilled Lamb Rack, and more.
Add to your feast by sipping on curated cocktails like the Black Manhattan with Rittenhouse 100 Rye, Averna Amaro, bitter cube orange, and Angostura; Negroni Bianco with Citadelle Gin, Suze d’Autrefois, Alpe Amaro, Rothman and apricot and grapefruit; or a glass of wine from the 100 percent Italian wine list.
Osteria Lupo is located at 4609 Magazine Street. For additional information, please visit www.osterialupo.com. To reserve a table, please book on Resy.
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Throughout the month of October, these three local restaurants will each feature specialty cocktails to benefit Krewe de Pink - the non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for breast cancer research and funding innovative research on breast cancer therapies at Tulane Cancer Center.
For each pink cocktail sold in October, $1 will be donated to Krewe de Pink. Featured cocktails at each location include:
Tujague's - Classic Paloma ($12): tequila, grapefruit, lime, and soda
The Bower - Leo Cocktail ($15): vodka, hibiscus, orgeat, lime, and mole bitters
Birdy's - Rosé Grapefruit cocktail ($11): grapefruit vodka, rosé wine, simple syrup and soda
Home is Here NOLA, a local nonprofit with a mission to cultivate community-based systems of support with newly arrived immigrants in Louisiana and the Gulf South is excited to present a Taste of Afghanistan on Tuesday, October 17 (4-7 pm) at Saint John (1117 Decatur Street). The evening will feature a tasting menu of home cooked dishes by Afghan refugee chefs who will be present to introduce their food, culture and experience as new community members resettled in New Orleans. All event proceeds will benefit Home is Here NOLA.
Tickets ($35) are available at https://givebutter.com/HHNOLA-Taste or in advance or at the door and include a welcome cocktail and tasting menu highlighting the Afghan national celebratory dish, Khabuli Palao (veg and non-veg), Mantu (beef dumplings), Borani Banjan (Roasted eggplant casserole) and Bolani (Afghan flatbread). Home is Here NOLA will be on-hand to provide refugee-related information and resources to all interested attendees. Generous sponsors include Cheramie Rum.
Learn more about Home is Here NOLA’s work and how you can get involved at: www.homeisherenola.org
Jefferson Performing Arts Society kicks off its Westbank 46th season stage productions with Steel Magnolias this month at the Westwego Cultural Center on Sala Avenue in Westwego. The show runs for two weekends, Thursdays through Sundays, from Thursday, September 21 through Sunday, October 1.
JPAS will present two more stage plays at the intimate setting of the Westwego Cultural Center as part of its 46th season: Looped (November 9-19, 2023) about Tallulah Bankhead, featuring Leslie Castay in the lead role, and The Mountaintop (January 25-February 4, 2024), about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final hours, in a surprising and spiritual story that takes place in the Lorraine Motel. Auditions for this show are underway and the cast will be announced soon.
For tickets and information, visit www.jpas.org or call the box office at 504-885-200. All shows will be onstage at the Westwego Cultural Center.
For those searching for a boozy coffee fix, head over to Birdy’s Behind the Bower - the Instagram-worthy restaurant serving Southern-inspired dishes for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and delight in the Irish Coffee. Served iced or hot and made with Tullamore Dew Whiskey, Irish cream, coffee or cold brew, and fresh whipped cream, this delightful coffee will awaken your taste buds while giving that caffeine kick. Guests can also opt for an Espresso Martini or nix the booze and delight in one of the many coffee drinks available, including Cortado, Lattes, Cappuccino, and more. Indulge in one of the restaurant’s famed Toasts and brunch specialties like the Peaches & Cream Bubble Waffle, Chai Chia Pudding, or Claire’s Cookie Cereal – mini chocolate chip cookies, meringue “mallows” and berries served with milk of choice. Open daily from 8 AM - 3 PM.
Nestled in the corner of the Pontchartrain Hotel overlooking St. Charles Avenue, Silver Whistle Cafe is a bright, cheerful café where locals and visitors can enjoy the charming ambiance with their breakfast or lunch. Offering an array of coffee brews, enjoy the Cafe au Lait, Cold Brew, Espresso, Macchiato, Cappuccino, and more. During your visit, try fresh pastries made in-house, including blueberry muffins, butter croissants, or chocolate croissants. Have a few moments to indulge in breakfast options? Savor dishes like the Pulled Pork Scramble with cheese, peppers, and grits and the Broken Yolk Sandwich with fried egg, garlic aioli, bacon, cheddar, multigrain, and grits. Open daily from 7 - 11 AM.
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The Bower’s Beverage Director Mickey Mullins will pay tribute to the zodiac with new libations inspired by the twelve signs. Zodiac libations include the Leo – complex, fun, and surprising with vodka, hibiscus, orgeat, lime, and mole bitters; Virgo – steady, loyal, and classic with bourbon, Angostura bitters, simple syrup, and orange peel; Scorpio - just like the sign, this cocktail is intense, smoky, and seductive with beet-infused mezcal, passionfruit and lime served straight up in a smoked salt-rimmed coupe; and the Sagittarius – cheerful and assertive with poblano tequila, citrus and smoked salt.
The Bower is located at 1320 Magazine Street and serves dinner Monday – Thursday 4PM - 9PM; Friday and Saturday 4PM – 10PM. For reservations or additional information, please visit www.thebowernola.com or call (504) 582-9738.
From Copper Vine’s tropical corner in New Orleans to the sunny shores of Hawaii, Brechtel Hospitality and Copper Vine are sending love and support to fellow hospitality friends recovering from the Maui fires that devastated the community of Lahaina. Copper Vine has created the MĀLA MAI TAI ($12): Featuring Caribbean light and dark rum, pineapple, passoa, orgeat, coconut extract and lime. A percentage of proceeds from this cocktail will go directly toward helping the employees of Māla Ocean Tavern & Hana Hou Hospitality to inspire hope and aid in rebuilding their community of Lahaina. The fires have displaced hundreds of families, with more than half of their 200-person staff left without a home.
Gris-Gris has just launched new happy hour bites, available daily from 3-6 pm. New dishes include Marinated Mixed Olives (Marinated with Citrus, chili flake, and herb $5), Small Cheese Plate (One cheese, one spread, pickles and crackers $10), Beer Cheese and Cracklin (House made Beer Cheese sauce and fresh cracklin $8), Disco Fries (Pulled pork, brown gravy, cheese sauce, sour cream and green onion $9) and Gris-Gris Wings (Six jumbo whole chicken wings tossed in Crystal Honey butter $12). Happy Hour also include $2 off all draft beers and wines by the glass and a large selection of $8 specialty cocktails.
Gris-Gris to Go Go (1804 Magazine, next door to Gris-Gris):
Just in time for football season, Gris-Gris to Go Go has launched the Sportsball Tailgate Hullabaloo catering menu, perfect for your next watch party or tailgate. Menu includes Pastry Puffs (Pulled Pork, Roast Beef, or Smokey Gouda & Caramelized Onion $4 ea), Gris-Gris Wings (Lemon Pepper, Honey Buffalo, Asian inspired sticky or naked $15/dozen), Oven-Ready Hot Dips (Caramelized Onion and Bacon, Pimento Cheese, Shrimp Jalapeno popper Dip. Served with tortilla chips $20 ea) and Fresh Cracklins (with Sweet and spicy Gris-Gris seasoning $8). Fans can pre-order at www.grisgrisnola.com (GG to Go Go ordering tab) or call Gris-Gris to Go Go at (504) 354-1520 (please allow 48 hours for large orders). Gris-Gris to Go Go is open Wed – Sun, 11am – 6pm.
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans hosts Revitalize and Renew, an evening social event to receive complimentary skin consultations and need-to-know, customized advice from The Spa’s lead esthetician, Julie Brien. Revitalize and Renew will take place on Thursday, September 14 and Thursday, September 21 from 5pm – 7pm in The Spa’s retail area located on the fifth floor. Following a summer of sun exposure at the pool and outdoors, this event is ideal for guests who want to rehydrate, tone and brighten skin.
With more than 15 years of medical and cosmetic esthetics, Brien has embraced the highly customizable products and treatments of French Skincare brand Biologique Recherche, one of two product lines offered exclusively at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans. During the two-hour social, Brien will offer personalized dermo-cosmetic diagnoses to recondition the epidermis and have guests looking their best.
Guests of Revitalize and Renew will enjoy Mediterranean light bites and Strawberry Spritzes as well as take-away samples of Biologique Recherche product. To attend this complimentary event, guests should register in advance here. Space is limited. Spa reservations are available by calling 504 434 5108 or by emailing Spa.NewOrleans@fourseasons.com. For a complete listing of services, click here.
WHO/WHAT: Located in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District, The Bower has partnered with St. James Cheese Company to wind down summer with an exquisite four-course cheese & wine dinner. Thoughtfully crafted by Executive Chef Marcus Woodham, the menu incorporates a variety of special cheeses and features bold, flavorful, seasonal ingredients. St. James' very own cheese monger and The Bower’s Wine Distributor will take guests on a guided exploration of each cheese and wine selection and how they play into Chef Marcus' menu. Priced at $125 per person (plus tax and gratuity), the menu follows:
Peach Gazpacho featuring local goat yogurt : jumbo lump Blue crab, Persian cucumbers, fire-roasted tomatillo, and summer pepper vinaigrette. Paired with Mason Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA
Crispy Japanese Eggplant featuring Greek feta: muhammara, fried garlic, Silver Queen corn, pine nuts, mint, and parsley. Paired with Tenuta Regaleali "Cavallo delle Fate" Grillo, Sicily, Italy
Wagyu Skirt Steak featuring 1924 Bleu: Mississippi red rice, roasted baby leeks, fig chimichurri, and aged balsamic vinegar. Paired with Iron + Sand Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA
Three Cheese Plate Chef's selection
Paired with Terra d'Oro Zinfandel Port, Amador County, CA
WHEN/WHERE: The End of Summer Cheese & Wine Dinner takes place on Thursday, September 21st, at 6:30 PM. Reservations can be made on OpenTable or by calling (504) 582-9738. The Bower is located at 1320 Magazine Street in New Orleans. For more information, visit https://www.thebowernola.com/.
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