NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Café Reconcile Executive Chef Martha Wiggins, Ole Orleans Wines, New Orleans Wine & Food Experience to produce four-course wine dinner served family style Wednesday, June 8.

Café Reconcile’s Wine Dinner is hosted in partnership with the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE), a non-profit organization with 100 percent of its proceeds going to causes that support culinary education. Café Reconcile is a 2022 NOWFE beneficiary.

Proceeds from the Wine Dinner benefit Reconcile New Orleans’ mission to transform the lives of young adults by encouraging personal growth, providing workforce development and training, and equipping young people with the tools to achieve their potential.

WHEN:              Wednesday, June 8

6 p.m. Cocktail Hour; 7 p.m. Family-Style Dinner

WHERE:            Café Reconcile

1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans

HOW:                 Tickets are $100 per person and include a cocktail hour featuring bites and beverages followed by a delectable four-course meal served family-style, prepared by Café Reconcile Executive Chef Martha Wiggins and perfectly paired wines by Ole Orleans Winery. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets online at www.cafereconcile.org

First Course

Louisiana Crab Fingers, Smoked Tomato Butter, Leidenheimer Pistolette

Salt and Pepper Shrimp and Oysters, Green Garlic Dressing, Charred Lemons

Accompanied by Wards White Rhone Blend

Second Course

Creole Tomato Salad, Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Aged Gouda, Sea Salt

Accompanied by Heritage Riesling

Third Course

Berbere Lamb Loin, Honey Wine Jus

Pan Roasted Local Mushrooms and Cauliflower, Mustard Green Romesco

Brown Rice Grits, Goat and Sheep’s Milk Cheese

Accompanied by Circa 2005 Syrah

Fourth Course

Dark Chocolate Torte, Blackberry Ganache, Hazelnut Praline

Accompanied by Ole’ Carrollton Blanc du Bois

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