GOTT GOURMET REINVENTED
New Name, New Eats, New Look - Same Southern Soul
For the past five years, New Orleans' favorite neighborhood restaurant, Gott Gourmet Café, has been a staple on the dining scene and home to those looking for a taste of classic Southern comfort in the Crescent City. Now in its new incarnation, with a brand new name, GG's Dine-O-Rama gives local foodies and visitors reason to celebrate. Executive Chef/Co-Owner Dave Gotter and partner Christy Parker have introduced a new look and new menu, featuring an expanded selection of refined comfort food dishes, with an elevated fine-dining twist. Located at 3100 on New Orleans' historic Magazine Street, GG's Dine-O-Rama promises to tantalize even the most discerning palate, while preserving the same relaxed atmosphere and soul that diners have come to love.
According to Parker, "Adding ‘O-Rama' to a word refers to a ‘wide overview of', and as we were reconceptualizing and adding more of everything to the menu, it fit our message and GG's Dine-O-Rama was born."
Redesigned to evoke the charm of its historical neighborhood, the 86-seat indoor/outdoor restaurant captivates guests upon entering. Black and white photos of 1950's Magazine Street adorn the walls; replicas of old storefront signs hark back to cultural phrases from the era; and vintage table accessories such as salt and pepper shakers complete the new look. These elements harmoniously come together to help create a cool vibe and warm setting.
Inspired by his own adventurous palate, Chef Gotter's talent for his creative interpretation of classic American favorites has earned the classically trained toque numerous accolades and awards. A graduate of Johnson & Wales Culinary School and stints at renowned restaurants across the country including Wolfgang Puck's Spago in Chicago, Gotter has received national recognition and has been praised by Where Y'at Magazine and Gambit Weekly, to name a few, and has become a household name in New Orleans.
The new menu at GG's changes regularly based on seasonality and features an array of breakfast, lunch and dinner items that guarantee a delicious meal any time of the day. To get the morning started, "Awaken Your Taste Buds" with GG's Fresh Crab & Brie Omelet with a velvety lobster-cognac crème and grilled asparagus ($14) or the Fresh Berry Buttermilk Pancakes with housemade whipped cream and candied pecans ($8).
Lunch and dinner offerings start with a wide selection of tantalizing new "Snack-O-Rama's" including Fresh Mozzarella-Prosciutto Bites - panko fried and served over house San Marzano red gravy and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano ($6.5) and Sriracha & Sweet Chili Garlic Hummus with toasted sesame seeds and grilled pita ($7). Sandwich and Salad options include the Get in My Belly - cider braised pork belly glazed with sweet onion-apple BBQ sauce on toasted ciabatta with sweet & spicy mustard, house pickle chips, fried red tomato, arugula and grilled red onion ($12); Meltdown on Magazine - chef's version of a fancy pants grilled cheese (market price); and Prosciutto & Grilled Asparagus Salad - organic arugula and greens with caramelized pears, candied pecans, goat's milk cheese, walnut grain mustard vinaigrette and white truffle oil drizzle ($12).
Humorously categorized as "Fork & Awesome," savory entrees include GG's Mac'N On Magazine, an irresistible revamp of an old classic. Far from anything you would find in a box, the elbow macaroni is tossed in a rich and creamy seven cheese sauce and then topped with toasted truffle-buttered bread crumbs and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano - a truly decadent indulgence. GG's also offers seasonal variations of the mac including the current Mac'N Southern Style with panko fried chicken, bacon and jalapenos. Additional menu showstoppers include Uncle TayTay's Ragin' Meatloaf - a combination of beef and pork, topped with a savory tomato jam and served with loaded smashed potatoes, grilled asparagus with sriracha-mustard sauce ($16); and Pulled Pork Enchiladas - slow cooked pork with roasted poblanos, mozzarella and cheddar cheese in flour tortillas over chorizo red rice with red chili enchilada sauce and finished with an arugula salad with roasted corn, fresh Pico de Gallo, black beans and chili-lime sour cream ($16). Longtime lovers of Gott Gourmet will still see some signature favorites on the menu like the Gott Salad - panko fried brie over organic greens with house candied pecans and seasonal berries with raspberry vinaigrette ($11.5).
Not to be missed are new sweet treats including Fried Apple Pocket Pie with sweet whipped cream and candied bacon ($6); Pretzel Bread Pudding with salted caramel ice cream, fresh berries, candied pecans and pink Hawaiian sea salt ($6); and Chocolate Peanut Butter Crème Brulee with fresh berries and peanut butter whipped cream ($6).
Refined refreshments; beers from the cooler and wine from the vineyards; and a bar featuring an array of specialty cocktails including a Thick & Spicy Bloody Mary, Strawberry and Blueberry Mimosas and Irish Channel Coffee round out the GG's Dine-O-Rama menu.
GG's Dine-O-Rama is located at 3100
Magazine at 8th Street in New Orleans. Lunch and Dinner is served daily from 11
a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to noon and lunch is
served from noon to 5 p.m. every Saturday; Brunch
is served every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Street
and municipal parking available. Telephone: 504-373-6579
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