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17th Annual Martin…

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Andrew Jackson: Hero…

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THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

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New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

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Friends of the…

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Local jazz band, the Panorama Jazz Band, will bookend the final concert of… more

International…

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Now in its seventh year, the New Orleans International Children's Film… more

Jefferson Arts…

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Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

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Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

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Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Maple Leaf Bar…

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Mark Steinmetz: South

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Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Billie performs mainly in an avant-garde, free style painting expansive… more

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Ponchatoula Antique…

Mar 6 - 8, 2015
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Preservation Jazz…

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Preservation Resource…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
The patron party features specialty cocktails and cuisine from world famous… more

Stage Door Canteen…

Mar 6 - Apr 5, 2015
"Always ... Patsy Cline," a musical play, complete with down-home… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 6 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Boat Show

Mar 6 - 8, 2015
The entire Mercedes-Benz Superdome floor will evolve into the region's largest… more

The French Market…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Deborah Etienne creates her gumbo while the local musicians talk about the… more

17th Annual Martin…

Mar 6 - 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Criollo Restaurant and Lounge Now Open for Lunch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Sarah Burnette
(504) 324-4242
sarah@gambelpr.com

 

Criollo Restaurant and Lounge Now Open for Lunch

New Orleans, LA (June 19, 2012) - One of the most highly anticipated new restaurants of the year is now open for both breakfast and lunch!

Criollo Restaurant and Lounge, located at Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street, is now serving both lunch and breakfast.

The French Quarter restaurant features a menu that highlights the blended flavors and cultures of New Orleans. Led by Chef de Cuisine Joseph Maynard and Executive Chef Randolph Buck, Criollo's dishes are infused with traditional Creole flavors of French, Spanish, Italian, Caribbean and African with new spices to create dishes in the style it calls Louisiana Fusion.

Criollo, the Spanish word for "Creole," represents the amalgam of cultures reflected in our cooking and the unique tastes that comprise Louisiana cuisine.

Two of Criollo's signature breakfast dishes include: Eggs Tchoupitoulas served with two basted eggs, boudin blanc, fried green tomato and a house made country biscuit; and Spa Aria, a healthy tribute to the Hotel's in-house Spa, featuring an egg-white omelet filled with asparagus, wild mushrooms, jalapeno pepper, gruyere cheese and a roasted tomato coulis. The omelet also offers a choice of seasonal berries or a Louisiana fruit & nut granola parfait.


For lunch, guests can dine on succulent specialties such as Sugarcane Skewered Swordfish, accompanied by a curried quinoa salad, mango, black beans, heirloom cucumbers and a mint garnish. A second featured dish includes Pan Seared Diver Scallops & Short Ribs on a bed of white truffle risotto with red onion marmalade.


In addition to fine cuisine, Criollo Restaurant and Lounge offers a grand assortment of wines and spirits, including a signature Criollo Cocktail. The one-of-a-kind libation features Old New Orleans Cajun Spice Rum, Agave Nectar, Club Soda, Fresh Lemons and Mint Leaves.


Criollo Restaurant and Lounge opens for dinner later this year. Located next to the famous Carousel Bar and Lounge, the restaurant resides inside the Hotel Monteleone. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 504-681-4444 or by visiting http://www.criollonola.com/. 3-hour parking validation will be offered to Criollo dining guests in both the Hotel Monteleone and Solaris' parking garages (the Solaris parking garage is located at 721 Iberville). For more information and regular updates about Criollo Restaurant and Lounge, please visit http://www.criollonola.com/.

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stablished in 2012, Criollo Restaurant and Lounge combines the traditional Creole flavors of French, Spanish, Italian, and African influences with new spices to create a Contemporary Louisiana cuisine. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is located in the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter inside the historic Hotel Monteleone. For more information, please visit
www.criollonola.com.