Grace your Day
Gracious Bakery + Cafe, 1000 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, Suite 100, 301-3709, GraciousBakery.com
To the new Gracious Bakery + Cafe, Megan Forman brings years of experience in great kitchens such as Payard in New York City and Bayona and Sucré locally. Forman, named a Rising Pastry Chef by StarChefs.com, ensures the bread is freshly baked and the pastries, sandwiches and desserts are visually appealing. The new catering service is for breakfast or lunch, or just for cake.
Artful Summer Cooking Series at NOMA
Café NOMA, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 482-1264, CafeNoma.com
The “Art You Can Eat” Summer Series at Café NOMA at the New Orleans Museum of Art appeals to interests in both art and food. The free cooking series run by Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group chefs takes place at 6 p.m. every Friday night until Aug. 2. The chefs demonstrate how to recreate dishes from around the world that highlight aspects of the museum’s latest exhibition “Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs 1857-1939.” To add to the fun of watching dishes like a mochi ice cream trio being made, they’re also offering great deals on wine and cocktails.
New Chef at Cafe Adelaide makes Happy Hour Happier
Cafe Adelaide, 300 Poydras St., 595-3300, CafeAdelaide.com
Coming off two years working alongside James Beard Best Chef of the South 2013 winner Tory McPhail, Carl Schaubhut has been appointed Executive Chef for Cafe Adelaide at the Loews Hotel downtown. Schaubhut just picked up his own award: gold medal at the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience for his Bloody Mary Gazpacho. He is also introducing a new “Happier Hour” featuring “Carl’s Finger Foods” and “Lu’s Libations” for $3-$6 from 3-6 p.m. daily. If you can’t make that, try his Food & Cocktail Pairing Brunch on July 20, titled “Hangover Hospital.”