FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Relations Manager - Emeril's Homebase
Emeril's Delmonico and NOLA Brewing Offer Two Specialty Brews for Four-Course Beer Dinner Oct. 25
NEW ORLEANS (Oct. 14, 2013) - Diners have a rare opportunity to enjoy exclusive beers from NOLA Brewing Company paired with inventive Creole cuisine during a special four-course dinner at Emeril's Delmonico on October 25. In addition to chef de cuisine Anthony Scanio's inspired offerings, the event will feature NOLA Brewing's unique Mango-Pineapple Saison and limited edition Swamp Grape Escape. The dinner is $70 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 504-525-4937.
This fall, NOLA Brewing partnered with the popular Colorado-based New Belgium Brewery to produce a limited edition batch of the Swamp Grape Escape, a Belgium single ale made with muscadine grape juice. The ale is only available in New Orleans and will not be reproduced. Additionally, the special Mango-Pineapple Saison was donated exclusively for the Emeril's Delmonico beer dinner.
WHAT: NOLA Brewing Beer Dinner, exclusive four-course dinner and beer pairing featuring two limited-edition brews
Bacon Wrapped Oysters & Rockefeller Sauce
Duck confit boudin balls
Smoked pompano remoulade
Gulf Shrimp & Ham Stuffed Mirliton
Roasted pepper butter
7th Street Wheat
Almond-crusted Speckled Trout
Wild rice pilaf, sauce piquante
Beef Cheek Crepinette
Brown ale and cocoa braise, caramelized Brussels sprouts, sweet potato gratin
NOLA Brown Ale
Gateau de Sirop
Local muscadine sorbet, rum barrel saison sabayon, candied pecans
Swamp Grape Escape
Friday, October 25
7 p.m., reception; 7:30 p.m., dinner
WHERE: Emeril's Delmonico, 1300 St. Charles Ave.
RESERVE: 504-525-4937, $70 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations required.
About Chef Emeril Lagasse
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando, Bethlehem, Pa. and Charlotte, N.C. As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America." His latest TV show, Emeril's Florida, premiered January 2013 on the Cooking Channel. Most recently, Lagasse joined the judges' table on Top Chef: New Orleans-season 11 of Bravo's hit food series. Lagasse is the best-selling author of 18 cookbooks, including his latest cookbook, Cooking with Power, released in October 2013. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children's educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $5.5 million to community organizations in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast. For his philanthropic efforts, Emeril was named the 2013 Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation.
About Emeril's Delmonico
Emeril's Delmonico is an 118-year-old restaurant located on the famed St. Charles Avenue streetcar line in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans. The restaurant first opened as Delmonico in 1895 by Anthony Commander, the younger brother of Emile Commander, who opened a saloon called Commander's Palace in 1880. The restaurant's second owners, Anthony and Marie LaFranca from Sicily, introduced Sicilian and Italian-style cuisine alongside traditional Creole New Orleans favorites. Chef Emeril Lagasse bought and reopened the historic restaurant in 1998 after an extensive renovation, paying homage to its classic, grand setting and original menus. Today, the kitchen is led by chef de cuisine Anthony Scanio, who infuses his love of Italian and Sicilian influences into the modern Creole palate. The restaurant features an ever changing in-house charcuterie program, a homemade liqueur program, and on-site dry-aged steaks, in addition to its revived classic New Orleans dishes. Emeril's Delmonico is open for dinner Monday-Thursday, 6-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 6-10 p.m. The historic restaurant offers a happy hour at the bar Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m. To make a reservation, call 504-525-4937 or visit emerilsrestaurants.com.