Monday, September 14, 2015

Arnaud's of New Orleans celebrates humble potato with an elegant five-course meal with wines

If you think New Orleans is only about the celebration of alcohol and food that makes you say “Bam!,” think again. Arnaud’s, one of the city’s classic restaurants dating back to 1918 in the heart of the French Quarter, plans to celebrate the humble potato. Yes, the potato.
            Arnaud’s will celebrate National Potato Month with a five-course dinner with the wines of Willamette Valley beginning with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, followed by dinner promptly at 7:30 p.m. For $100 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity), guests will enjoy each course featuring variations of the potato, paired with wines. The menu will also include specialty cocktails – the Raspberry Moscow Mule and Vodka with Small Batch Tonic, created by Chris Hannah of Arnaud’s elegant French 75 Bar.
            If you’ve never been to Arnaud’s, you’re missing one of the finest meals in the Crescent City, delicious cocktails in one of the best bars in the world (don’t take our word, GQ magazine named it one of the country’s best and may we suggest the French 75 cocktail), plus, of course, outstanding Creole cuisine.
            Sept. 17’s Potato Perfected Wine Dinner menu includes:

            Cocktails & Canapés
Arnaud’s signature Soufflé Potatoes
Potato Cake with Caviar
Gulf Shrimp and Andouille Croquettes with Goat Cheese and Rosemary Jelly
Sweet Potato Hash with Tasso Ham and Pepper Jelly
Raspberry Moscow Mule
Vodka with Small Batch Tonic

A demi-tasse of cold potato soup
Elk Cove Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2014

Pan-seared with new potatoes, baby greens and truffled honey vinaigrette
Elk Cove Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2014

Black Drum
Potato-encrusted and pan-seared with fennel and herbsaint butter
Soter North Valley Chardonnay, Willamette Valley 2012

Deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie
Roasted beef tenderloin, Saint-Andre potato gratin, summer peas and Bordeaux jus
Willamette Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2013

Sweet Potato Cake
Caramel crunch ice cream
Warre’s Otima 10 Year Tawny Port

 Limited seating is available and reservations are required. To make reservations or view the entire menu, call (504) 523-5433 or visit

1 comment:

  1. Arnauds is definitely N.O best restaurant. Chere' Coen does a wonderful job explaining how really great this restaurant is!