Food News

FOOD & WINE Announces 2019 Best New Restaurants

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – FOOD & WINE announces its highly anticipated 2019 class of Best New Restaurants. The list of 10 is currently live on foodandwine.com, and, for the first time ever, appears as a ranked list, with Cadence…

Passing A Good Time From The West Bank To The Treme

  We were starving. It was late on a Saturday afternoon and the two of us were the only people in Hong Minh (Hong Minh, 2101 8th St., Harvey, 592.7316, hongminhharvey.com) save for three generations of the extended Vietnamese-Chinese family…

Chickpea Flour is HUGE

  Apparently chickpea flour, or more accurately things made from it, are huge in the U.S. now. This was an observation I read in an article at NPR’s website devoted to food issues, The Salt. The article I read was written…

Chef Toups Reveals New Counter Club Themes

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Since launching in September 2017, Chef Isaac Toups’ Counter Club – the monthly off-menu dinner and brunch series at Toups South – has been a smashing sold-out success. Held exclusively at the restaurant’s exhibition…

46th Annual Greek Festival’s Year of the Mastiha

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The 46th Annual Greek Festival is excited to feature an exquisite, sweet treat for the first time this year! 2019 is the year of the Mastiha – a delectable, unique liqueur that can only…

News From the Kitchen

Costera Restaurant and Bar Costera Restaurant and Bar has opened in the space that for many years was occupied by La Thai. Chef Brian Burns’ menu is “coastal Spanish,” and it’s extensive. Both Burns and Reno De Ranieri, who oversees…

Pre/Post Jazz Fest Dining At Sophia

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Located in NOLA’s Warehouse District, Sofia is an Italian-inspired restaurant, featuring an elevated take on traditional cuisine in a fun and art-filled setting. Festival revelers heading home, back downtown or trying to get out of the Jazz Fest crowds can…

Copper Vine Kicks Off Wine Dinner Series

    NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Since opening September 2018 at 1001 Poydras St. in New Orleans’ Central Business District, Copper Vine has offered a unique culinary and cultural experience aimed to demystify wine in a fun and relaxed…

Ethiopian

I’ve written about the revelatory experience I had when I attended the wedding ceremony of two friends, one of whom is from Eritrea. Her family prepared a feast for the reception, and it blew my mind. I thought I was…

Food, Fun And Festivals

New Orleans' Recreation Department will host an Easter Eggstravaganza on the Lafitte Greenway in Mid-City on Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to  2 p.m. Children ages three to 12 can enjoy an Easter egg hunt, space walks, carnival games,…

Citrus Cheer

Chef Ray Gruezke shares his Drum With Orange Broth Mussels and Grapefruit Salad

A More Pleasant Pheasant

Broussard’s Executive Chef Guy Rienbolt shares a recipe for Slow Roasted Pheasant with Braised Chestnut and Red Cabbage and Foie Gras Cream Sauce.

Comforting and Cozy Restaurants

In fall, comforting meals served in cozy environments just seem to fit the season. Scattered around Uptown are several places that satisfy this urge, among them Dick & Jenny’s and Martinique Bistro. Both are owned by business partners Kelly Barker…

November Restaurant Updates

Restaurant August is chef John Besh’s flagship restaurant and one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. It is a place where inventive, delicious food is served in an elegant setting. Until recently the brain behind most of that food…

DINING GUIDE

        One Night Only Oyster Dinner at RioMar RioMar, 800 South Peters St., 525-3474, RioMarSeafood.com On Fri., Nov. 1, RioMar, a Warehouse District Latin seafood restaurant, will be kicking off oyster season with a one-night-only oyster dinner.…

Chef Al Mahfouz and his Redfish Dupuy

Al Mahfouz’s career as a chef has taken him all over Louisiana  – and beyond. A native of Lake Charles, he began his restaurant career in Baton Rouge under the guidance of Jake Staples of Bob & Jake’s and The…

5 Creative Hors d’Oeuvres To Make

I recently went to a gathering of old college buddies. Reunions often turn out to be curious in the unexpected and unpredictable ways many of us have changed over the years. But in this case, my puzzlement was caused by…

Send Us Your "Lost Recipe"

We're looking for the "Lost Recipes of Acadiana" to put in the December/January issue of Acadiana Profile Magazine. Got a great recipe you think our readers might enjoy? Send it in! All recipes must be emailed to recipes@acadianaprofile.com by Nov.…

Recipe: A Better Boudin

Chef de Cuisine David Slater fills us up with Boudin Sausage with Beer Braised Onions, served with Southern Cooked Greens, Coarse Grain Mustard and Emeril’s Homemade Worcestershire Sauce.   Boudin Sausage with Beer Braised Onions, served with Southern Cooked Greens,…