NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Café Reconcile and Chef Martha Wiggins will introduce a new, three-part brunch series with proceeds benefiting Café Reconcile’s workforce training program for young adults ages 16 – 24. The brunch series will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 17, when “Reconcile Does Brunch” from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. featuring music with DJ Polo.

Each brunch in the series will feature a special themed dining experience to express Chef Wiggins’ culinary vision and creativity while providing valuable training opportunities for Reconcile Interns.

“The Reconcile Does Brunch series will feature experiences that reflect the vibrancy of our Central City community and the aspirations of the young people that we serve,” said Chief Culinary Officer Chef Martha Wiggins. “Most importantly, our guests will see our Interns in action, using their talents to create an energetic and memorable experience that is accessible to many.”

The Reconcile Does Brunch menu will feature a variety of new and familiar menu options, specialty cocktails, and a curated beer and wine selection including favorites such as:

Reconcile Burger

Blackened smash burger.

House made pickles, cheese, beer battered onion ring.

Add an egg and/or bacon!

Crab Cakes Benedict

Jumbo lump crabmeat, brioche, and creole hollandaise

Watermelon Paloma

Tequila, grapefruit, watermelon, Topo Chico, and tajin

Diners can look forward to the Reconcile Does Brunch “Bar Room Edition” on Sunday, Oct. 2, and the “90s Throwback Edition” on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Brunch seating is limited, and reservations are required. Email btrepagnier@cafereconcile.org or call 504-459-9180 to make reservations. Maximum of 8 people per reservation.

“The brunch series is an important platform for Café Reconcile’s strategic direction and evolving culinary profile under Chief Culinary Officer, Chef Martha Wiggins,” said Gerald Duhon, Executive Director of Reconcile New Orleans. “Chef Martha and her team are transforming Café Reconcile into competitive dining destination – one that is recognized not only for its mission to transform the lives of young people but also as a celebrated culinary experience,” added Duhon.

To learn more, visit cafereconcile.org