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25th Annual New…

Oct 20 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… more

Fall Fete

Oct 20 - 20, 2014
Join the  Vieux Carre Commission Foundation for Fall Fete. . more

Jon Cleary & the…

Oct 20 - 20, 2014
Join us for Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. more

Sacred to the Memory…

Oct 20 - Nov 17, 2014
Showcasing both the historic Hermann-Grima House museum and St. Louis Cemetery… more

TAI CHI/CHI KUNG…

Oct 20 - 27, 2014
NOMA has teamed up with the East Jefferson Wellness Center to offer wellness… more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Oct 20 - 30, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Mysterious…

Oct 20 - Nov 23, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 20 - Nov 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 20, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

Tricks... Treats...…

Oct 20 - Nov 8, 2014
Kids won't want to miss this strange tour when we pull away the mask and see… more

"Organ and Labyrinth"…

Oct 21 - 21, 2014
Join us for  "Organ and Labyrinth" and Candlelight with Albinas… more

Kinder Garden: Creepy…

Oct 21 - 21, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Oct 21 - 28, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Oct 21 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (no more)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Standing in the…

Oct 21 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Tommy Castro & the…

Oct 21 - 21, 2014
Join us for live entertainment  at the Maple Leaf Bar featuring Tommy… more

"America's Wartime…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant performances… more

GALATOIRE’S 33 BAR &…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak will present a beer dinner featuring New Belgium… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Oct 22 - Nov 26, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lagniappe…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Join local author Sally Asher as she discusses her new book Hope and New… more

25th Annual New…

Oct 20 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… more

NEW HAPPENINGS AT LE FORET

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NEW HAPPENINGS AT LE FORET

NOLA's Elegant Culinary Gem Introduces New Menu & Cocktails

Le Foret opened its doors in 2009 and has since been one of New Orleans' most upscale fine-dining destinations. Plating French and Creole inspired contemporary cuisine, Le Foret has earned rave reviews and accolades over its five year course by impressing diners with its flawless balance of New Orleans hospitality and haute cuisine. The restaurant is housed in a historic four-story Central Business District building in downtown New Orleans, just a block away from the bustle that is the French Quarter. Le Foret has introduced an array of tantalizing new seasonal menu items, artisanal libations and unique innovations to complement its existing, sophisticated surroundings. 

 

"We're thrilled with our successes at Le Foret, but with that said, we're not one to rest on our laurels," says Ryan O'Dwyer, General Manager. "We're excited about all of the new elements that we've recently introduced, and are eager for guests to enjoy them," adds Luke Smith, Director of Operations.

 

Since joining the team in 2011, Executive Chef Brandon Felder has created and skillfully executed a menu focused on modern seasonal cuisine with Creole influences and French technique. A Commander's Palace alum and former sous chef at Stella!, Felder's dinner menu at Le Foret features many of his signature dishes inspired by his New Orleans' roots and passion for using locally sourced fresh ingredients. "All of the produce we use is Louisiana grown," explains Felder. "It's important for us to work closely with the local farms to ensure quality, home-bred cuisine for our guests to enjoy." Elevating the already elegant and refined dining experience at Le Foret, the restaurant has recently become the first in the city to offer and introduce digital, interactive menu tablets featuring Tastevin - an integrated program that provides guests with user-friendly services including suggested wine pairings, plate images and ordering method.

 

Complementing the already seasoned menu, Felder has included an array of new offerings perfect for the spring and summer seasons including Seared Snapper with Covey Rise ratatouille, jumbo lump crab meat in a corn cream sauce ($36); Oven Roasted Grouper served with zucchini squash, lima beans, corn, tarragon beurre blanc with basil oil ($34); and Kurobuta Pork Chop with Andouille truffle hash, Covey Rise butter poached carrots and Tuscan kale with peppercorn demi-glace ($38). Not to be missed are Le Foret's signature favorites including La Belle Farms Foie Gras with seasonal fruit purees and pecan butter ($18); Louisiana BBQ Shrimp served with a fried grit cake and Abita beer BBQ sauce ($13); Lobster Salad - basil aioli, Louisiana citrus, frisee, arugula, baby radish and bowfin caviar ($15); Soft Shell Crab Crusted in Cornmeal - Louisiana crawfish corn maque choux, wild arugula and cherry tomato salad with Creole mustard emulsion ($30); and Leek and Shiitake Tortellini - feta stuffed tortellini, sautéed beech mushrooms, artichoke with a pan tomato sauce ($26).

 

New Happenings at Le Foret

 

Those looking to indulge in a lavish dining experience can opt for the Chef's Tasting Menu which frequently rotates to reflect the freshest ingredients available. Priced at $65 per person, diners can enjoy the delectable four-course meal currently offered starting with a luxurious appetizer such as Oysters and Caviar - cornmeal dusted, lightly fried oysters in a truffle aioli with Manchac Louisiana river basin ghost pepper bowfin caviar. The second course offers such delightful creations such as Sweetbreads with red beet puree, oven roasted beets, Brussels sprouts with a veal demi. Third course includes Seared Beef Tenderloin served with Covey Rise farms root vegetables, baby lima beans, oven roasted fingerling potatoes with a veal demi. Finishing on a sweet note, diners can savor a Chocolate Coffee Mousse - chocolate cake, cherry reduction with a chicory coffee mist. As if this wasn't already a sweet deal, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays guests can order the Chef's Tasting Menu at a discounted price of 25%; optional wine pairing is also available for $40 supplement.

 

Perfect for pre or post dinner cocktail, guests can take a seat at the cozy 12-seat bar and sip and savor a selection of original and classic craft cocktails created by newly-appointed mixologist Chris Benton, who hails from the chic bar at SoBou. Cocktails include Cucumber Collins - fresh citrus, St. Germain, Hendricks gin, topped with soda water ($12); Death in the Afternoon - a champagne cocktail made with Kubler Absinthe ($15); Industry Sour - equal parts Fernet Branca, Chartreuse Green, lime juice and simple syrup ($12); and Vesper - 007's drink of choice made with Ciroc vodka, fresh lime juice and house made ginger beer ($14). Imbibers can also order glasses of whites or reds from Le Foret's award-winning, extensive wine list without committing to a full bottle with the sleek and innovative Coravin wine system.

In partnership with NOLA fine art gallery, Gallery Orange, Le Foret now boasts one-of-a-kind abstract, figurative, folk and pop art inspired paintings and drawings by local and international artists. Including works by Jason Horton and Louis St. Lewis, the 20 piece collection will be displayed in the restaurant's spacious, yet intimate 110-seat dining room for guests to enjoy as well as purchase. Those looking for an al fresco dining experience can opt for dinner on the rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the Quarter and an on-site herb garden.

 

Le Foret, located at 129 Camp Street, serves dinner Monday - Thursday, 5:30 to 10 p.m.;      Friday and Saturday, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Sundays. Complimentary valet and ample street parking is available. For more information or reservations, please call (504) 553-6738 or visit http://www.leforetneworleans.com/.

Follow Le Foret: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/leforetnola; twitter - @ leforetnola

Images and interviews available upon request.