Image001NEW ORLEANS (press release) – It’s sure to be a festive February with the marriage of two beloved holidays, Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day. And while Carnival Season will look a bit different this year, Arnaud’s is making it easy for diners looking to impress their special someone.

Arnaud’s Restaurant is teaming up with Mardi Gras World to offer a unique, one-of-a-kind float flower as an add-on to the restaurant’s seven-course Valentine’s Tasting Menu, available nightly Feb. 12-14. The optional add-on is also available for those planning to enjoy offerings from Arnaud’s a la carte menu.

To give the gift of a float flower and support a local artist, diners must pre-order the add-on by calling Arnaud’s at (504) 523-5433 by noon, Wednesday, Feb. 10. Payment of $25 is required for the custom flowers upon ordering, with proceeds to benefit Mardi Gras World and its local artists.

Full table participation is required for Arnaud’s seven-course Valentine’s Tasting Menu, priced at $75.00 per person (exclusive of tax and service charge). The special offering will feature:


First Course

Souffle Potatoes

With Béarnaise Sauce


Second Course

Shrimp Arnaud

A demi portion of our signature dish

Gulf shrimp marinated in our famous tangy Creole Remoulade Sauce


Third Course

Turtle Soup

With Sherry


Fourth Course

Gulf Fish Amandine

Sautéed demi fillet topped with almonds and Lemon Butter Sauce, and alongside haricots verts


Fifth Course

Plaquemines Honeybell Tangerine Sorbet

Optional shot of vodka available

Charged on consumption

Sixth Course

Veal Chantal

Sautéed and served in Wild Mushroom Sauce with savory risotto


Seventh Course

Coffee and Beignets

Traditional beignets served with a coffee Brandy Alexander


Arnaud’s Restaurant is located at 813 Bienville Street. For reservations and to view the entire menu, visit The restaurant is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday – Saturday. Sunday Jazz Brunch is served from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended due to limited availability.