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30 Americans

Apr 24 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Bootsy Collins

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
 Founding father of funk Bootsy Collins funks up The Joy Theater during… more

Crescent City…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014

Jazz in the Park

Apr 24 - Jun 5, 2014
The People United for Armstrong Park (PUfAP) is thrilled to unveil the lineup… more

Ogden After Hours-…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
Ogden After Hours is the place to go on Thursday nights to to hear Southern… more

Slightly Stoopid

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
 Slightly Stoopid will be bringing their signature San Diego vibe to New… more

Slightly Stoopid with…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
While it’s a rare commodity for a band to tour as consistently as… more

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 24 - 26, 2014
Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, romance and miscal treasures fill this… more

Zurich Classic

Apr 24 - 27, 2014
Golf fans will have a chance to support regional children's charities while… more

New Orleans Jazz &…

Apr 25 - May 5, 2014
Jazz Fest is the celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans… more

PINTS & PLAYS

Apr 25 - Nov 25, 2014
PINTS & PLAYS is a monthly play reading in the true spirit of New Orleans. … more

Audubon Aquarium of…

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Audubon Aquarium will host Party for the Planet, with events including live… more

Flowtribe

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Straight out of New Orleans and into your ear-holes, Flow Tribe brings the… more

Historic Saturday…

Apr 26 - Nov 22, 2014
One of the keys to understanding NOLA’s past, present, and future is to… more

MOGWAI + Majeure

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Must be 18 or older with Proper ID MOGWAI plus Majeure DATE: Saturday, April… more

Neighborhood Pet…

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Neighborhood Pet Adoption & Bake Sale, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will be… more

Shamarr Fest at…

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
 A new and powerful addition to post-Jazz Fest revelry, Shamarr Fest… more

An Evening with The…

Apr 27 - 27, 2014
Gospel/Blues/Rock supergroup The Word features John Medeski (Medeski Martin… more

Early Modern Faces: …

Apr 27 - Jun 29, 2014
This exhibition brings together nearly ninety Old Master paintings and prints… more

Kirk Franklin…

Apr 27 - 27, 2014
The new Gospel Brunch experience at House of Blues New Orleans features local… more

30 Americans

Apr 24 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

NOLA Restaurant Celebrates 20 Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Camille Breland
O: 504.524.4241
C: 504.913.1950
camille.breland@emerillagasse.com

 

NOLA Restaurant Celebrates 20 Years

Proceeds from Classic Menu Donated to Youth and Community Initiatives

NEW ORLEANS (Oct. 1, 2012) - NOLA, Chef Emeril Lagasse's funky French Quarter restaurant, turned 20 this year and is celebrating by bringing back a few classic dishes, with proceeds from the special menu benefitting youth- and community-enriching initiatives in the New Orleans area. During the month of October, a portion of proceeds from the throwback menu will be donated to the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which supports local programs such as the Edible Schoolyard and Café Reconcile and sustains a four-year culinary arts program at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts.

"NOLA has experienced an amazing ride in the past 20 years, always maintaining its foundation of high-quality, fresh, local ingredients coupled with excellent customer service," said Lagasse, owner and executive chef of the restaurant. "With his intuitive culinary talent, Chef Josh is leading NOLA into a new era of New Orleans cuisine, grounded in Creole tradition but-of course-kicked up a notch with slight ethnic twists."

Beginning today, NOLA will offer the special menu [see attachment], including fan-favorites such as the cedar-planked roasted drum, pecan crusted trout and smoked rabbit and andouille etouffée. Guests may also join Tom Fitzmorris at NOLA's Eat Club dinner on October 9, 7 - 10 p.m.

Opened in 1992 as Lagasse's second restaurant, NOLA brought the chef's modern Creole and Acadian cuisine to the heart of the Quarter. Today the restaurant's kitchen is overseen by Chef Josh Laskay, a native New Orleanian who enjoys blending ethic flavors such as Vietnamese and Southwestern cuisine with Louisiana's Creole heritage.

Reservations for NOLA Restaurant can be made online at OpenTable.com or by calling (504) 522-6652. View the full menus at http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/nola-restaurant.

About NOLA Restaurant

Since opening in 1992, NOLA has garnered numerous awards and recognitions for its culinary excellence. In 1993, the restaurant was named Esquire magazine's "Best New Restaurant"; named a "haute spot" by Southern Living; given top accolades by the Times Picayune restaurant critic; and hosted Julia Child for dinner after a taping of her show "Master Chefs." NOLA welcomed its 1 millionth customer in 2000 and was named "Best Restaurant" by WHERE magazine's Visitor's Choice Awards. In 2009, it earned a "top service" rating by Zagat and saw 2 million customers come through by 2011. Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have both dined in the restaurant, as well as countless famous actors, musicians and artists.

About Emeril Lagasse

Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 award-winning restaurants, including three in New Orleans (Emeril's, NOLA and Emeril's Delmonico); four in Las Vegas (Emeril's New Orleans

Fish House, Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10 and Lagasse's Stadium); two in Orlando (Emeril's

Orlando and Emeril's Tchoup Chop); three in Bethlehem, Pa. (Emeril's Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril's Italian Table) and one in Charlotte, N.C. (e2 emeril's eatery). Emeril is a national TV personality who has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network. He is also the food correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America," in addition to his popular Cooking Channel food shows "Emeril Live" and "The Originals with Emeril." A best-selling author, Emeril has published more than 16 cookbooks, including his recent Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children's art and educational programs that inspire and mentor young people. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $5 million to children's causes.

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