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LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 7 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 7 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

2015 Francisco…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's 2015 Francisco Bouligny Lecture will… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 9 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Improv Comedy with NOLA ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a… more

Men of Song Chorus…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
Join us for the  Men of Song Chorus and Sinfonia Orchestra Concert… more

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
Join us for Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 55th National Convention Step Sing at … more

San Fermin in Nueva…

Jul 9 - 12, 2015
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
 Join us for the 1898 Jazz Orchestra Concert featuring Gordon Goodwin and… more

Smoothie King Center…

Jul 10 - 11, 2015
Garth Brooks is bringing his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood to the Smoothie… more

Toast & Tiki Tails

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Toasts & Tiki-Tails" will be held at the NO Fleas Market  during… more

Bastille Day Fete

Jul 11 - 11, 2015
Celebrate the French National Day in America's French City with live music,… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

NEW HAPPENINGS AT LE FORET

Media contacts:
Lauren Busch/Ashley Abed
Brustman Carrino Public Relations
bcpr@brustmancarrinopr.com
305-573-0658

 

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.