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Cafe Istanbul

Oct 2 - 2, 2014
Come and enjoy live performances by Amanda Shaw, Charmaine Neville, and other… more

Dookey Shoe featuring…

Oct 2 - 2, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Dookey Shoe featuring members of Gregg… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 2 - 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Jazz in the Park…

Oct 2 - 2, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

LAFCAA 5th Annual…

Oct 2 - 2, 2014
 LAFCAA 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, sponsored by Louisiana's 1st… more

Mark of the Feminine

Oct 2 - 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

New Orleans Fringe…

Oct 2 - 15, 2014
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New Orleans Vintage…

Oct 2 - 2, 2014
The New Orleans Vintage Fashion & Lifestyle Expo is the pre-party to The… more

Sacred to the Memory…

Oct 2 - 3, 2014
Showcasing both the historic Hermann-Grima House museum and St. Louis Cemetery… more

Second Annual New…

Oct 2 - 2, 2014
Calling all vintage lovers! The Second Annual New Orleans Vintage Fashion… more

The 6th Annual New…

Oct 2 - 6, 2014
  Dancers and vintage enthusiasts from all over the world are preparing… more

The Trio feat. Johnny…

Oct 2 - 2, 2014
Join us for The Trio featuring the Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 2 - Nov 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 02, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

United Way of St.…

Oct 2 - 2, 2014
Join us for the United Way of St. Charles Battle for the Paddle. more

"Mysterious…

Oct 3 - 3, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

Bucktober Fridays

Oct 3 - 31, 2014
Every Friday in October, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant delivers live music and… more

Gretna Heritage…

Oct 3 - 5, 2014
Celebrating 20 years the Gretna Heritage Festival, encompassing 25 city blocks,… more

Jefferson Performing…

Oct 3 - 12, 2014
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will be opening their 37th Season with an… more

Lindy Hop Showdown:…

Oct 3 - 5, 2014
Lindy Hop Showdown: New Orleans Swing Dance Festival. The Ultimate Lindy Hop… more

Cafe Istanbul

Oct 2 - 2, 2014
Come and enjoy live performances by Amanda Shaw, Charmaine Neville, and other… more

New Orleans: A Food Biography and Dinner at Dijon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dijon Partners with Southern Food and Beverage Museum to Host a Special Dinner

A portion of the proceeds to benefit SoFAB


New Orleans cuisine has been influenced by a multitude of different ethnicities, which has lead to the creation of one of the most distinctive and exciting food cultures worldwide. On Sunday, March 10, Dijon (located at 1379 Annunciation St. in the Lower Garden District), in conjunction with Southern Food & Beverage Museum, will host a unique event entitled "New Orleans: A Food Biography and Dinner at Dijon." The dinner will showcase some of the flavors, spices and cooking techniques brought to New Orleans by early settlers, which have played a pivotal role in shaping New Orleans' culinary identity.

In addition to the special menu crafted by Executive Chef Daniel Causgrove of Dijon, Liz Williams, President and Director of SoFAB, will present a lecture on her new book "New Orleans: A Food Biography." All-inclusive cost for the lecture/cocktail hour with passed hor d'ouevres and four-course, seated dinner is $90 per person or $120 per person with suggested wine pairings.  A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to the museum. Seating is limited and advanced reservations are highly recommended by calling (504) 522-4712 or visitingdijonnola.com.

The event will begin at 6 pm with the lecture by Williams, featured St. Germaine cocktails including the St. Honore ‘75 and the Traditional Elderfashioned, and passed hor d'oeuvres during the reception. Chef Causgrove's special menu will follow the reception and will highlight African, French, German, Italian, Native American, and Spanish influenced dishes as described below.

New Orleans: A Food Biography and Dinner at Dijon

Bread - Germany

Country Sourdough

Hors D'ouevre - Spain

Tasso Ham and Potato Croquette with Smoked Paprika Aioli

Served with St. Honore '75 and Traditional Elderfashioned Cocktails
 
First Course - Native American

Roasted Oysters with Cream-less Creamed Corn, Pole Beans, Squash, Jalapeno
 
Optional wine pairing: 2010 Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet (Loire Valley, France)
 
Second Course - African

Chicken, Okra and Boiled Peanut Soup with Brown Rice, Mustard Greens

Optional wine pairing: 2010 Jean Marc Brocard "Vau de Vey" 1er Crus Chablis (Chablis, France)
 
Third Course - French

Stewed Rabbit Cush with Shaved onion, Mizuna, Cane Vinaigrette

Optional wine pairing: 2008 Moises "Holmes Hill" Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon)
 
Fourth - Italian

Trio of "Snoballs" - Strawberry, Sassafras Root, Lemon

Optional wine pairing: NV Vincenzo Toffoli Brut Prosecco di Conegliano- Valdobbiadene DOCG (Veneto, Italy)