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2015 Battle of the…

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Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
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Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Nov 27, 2015
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

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Nov 27 - 29, 2015
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Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016
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Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
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Patriot, Planter,…

Nov 27, 2015 - Mar 20, 2016
NOMA will present the first exhibition to focus on the works of Pierre-Joseph… more

Sixty Minute Sip Down

Nov 27 - 27, 2015
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The Historic New…

Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane… more

The Photography of…

Nov 27, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

Tim Youd: 100 Novels

Nov 27, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Youd will visit NOMA to perform the… more


Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016
This exhibition features work by the Japanese artist Bidou Yamaquchi. Trained… more

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Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 24, 2016
Visions of US explores evolving ideas about American cultural identity from the… more

Art on the Spot

Nov 28 - 28, 2015

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Nov 28 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Bayou Classic

Nov 28 - 28, 2015
The 42nd Annual Bayou Classic will take place in the Dome on Saturday, November… more

2015 Battle of the…

Nov 27 - 27, 2015
The Bayou Classic is more than a football game. This annual event is one of the… more

Bourbon Orleans Hotel's Roux on Orleans Restaurant Names New Chef and launches New Menu

Chef Joey WellsNEW ORLEANS March 5, 2013 - The Bourbon Orleans Hotel‘s signature restaurant, Roux on Orleans, has announced the appointment of a new Chef, and the creation of a new menu for nightly  dinners served at the sidewalk side restaurant in the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in the very heart of the French Quarter just behind Saint Louis Cathedral on Orleans Street.

General Manager Mark Wilson announced this week the appointment of Chef Joey L. Wells as Executive Chef of the hotel.   Chef Wells has been creating his delicious southern dishes in kitchens throughout Louisiana and Texas since 1999 when he completed his culinary education with Scalfani's cooking school.

After graduating from Alcee Fortier High School in New Orleans, Wells joined the Air Force. He enjoyed a lengthy career in law enforcement however; he always enjoyed spending his spare time in the kitchen.

His passion led Chef Wells to move into the kitchen full time.  Wells loves working with Louisiana seafood.   His specialty is a combination of catfish, shrimp and grits.

Chef Wells says that when he is working in the kitchen it is a feeling like no other, he feels free. He enjoys the camaraderie of working with his staff, where they not only cook, but share a good laugh and often even sing together behind the stove.

Chef Wells has taken his passion for Louisiana Seafood and created a new menu for Roux that is available now on a nightly basis.     Samples of his work include a Barbeque Shrimp appetizer with a house made Abita Beer barbeque sauce, and his signature Catfish and Shrimp grits.  Grits are served with Cheddar cheese creamily melted in, the shrimp are lightly blackened, and all are drenched in Wells version of a spicy etouffee sauce.  For the more traditional minded diner, Chef Wells menu also offers a beautifully served "Redfish Couvillon"   -   a wonderful creole dish served with corn maque choux.

Valet parking is available with validation at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans Street, while dining.  Reservations are recommended by calling (504) 571-4604.

About the Bourbon Orleans Hotel
The Bourbon New Orleans Hotel is part of the prestigious New Orleans Hotel Collection. Located on one of the most coveted corners in the heart of the French Quarter, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel features a rich history and opulent French styling reminiscent of the early 1800s. The hotel's ideal New Orleans location is just steps away from the famed St. Louis Cathedral, upscale shopping on Royal Street, local artists and performers of Jackson Square, and many restaurants, galleries and nightlife in between.

The Bourbon Orleans Hotel is locally owned and committed to preserving the history and character of the hotel for generations.  For more information, visit the hotel's website:

About the New Orleans Hotel Collection
The New Orleans Hotel Collection is a group of seven fine hotels in the New Orleans metropolitan region owned by local investors.  Comprised of the Bourbon Orleans, Dauphine Orleans, the new  Hotel Mazarin, Wyndham Riverfront, Audubon Cottages, Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport and the trendy Hotel Le Marais, these are boutique and small upscale meeting hotels in prime locations throughout the city. For more information, visit the website: