Dining for a Cause

Join an all-star roster of talented chefs for a Sunday Supper at Mister Mao on Sept. 25 – all to benefit the Veggi Farmers Cooperative. The five-course dinner ($100 per person) will feature creative dishes from chefs Michael Gulotta (Maypop/MoPho), Nikki Mills (Peche), Mason Hereford (Turkey and the Wolf & Molly’s Rise and Shine), and Kimi Ngyuen (Kimi Bakes), plus cocktail pairings sponsored by Vietnam’s Song Cai Distillery. Seatings are available at 6 and 8 p.m. 4501 Tchoupitoulas St., 345-2056, mistermaonola.com


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Ralph’s on the Park is offering its popular annual special, three appetizers and a glass of wine ($35), through Sept. 30. Choose from dishes like shrimp arancini with crispy fried arborio rice and roasted garlic aioli, or the tomato and burrata salad with marinated heirloom tomatoes, basil pistachio pesto, petite arugula and fine herbs. 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000, ralphsonthepark.com

Sicilian Cuisine

Elizabeth Williams, founder of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, has released a new cookbook, “Nana’s Creole Italian Table: Recipes and Stories from Sicilian New Orleans.” Williams shares traditional family recipes with variations that reveal the evolution and blending of Sicilian and Creole cuisines. Pick up a signed copy at SoFAB. 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-0405, southernfood.org

An Autumnal Return

Gris-Gris has announced new fall hours Thursday through Monday (closed Tues. and Weds.) for brunch and dinner, a five-day brunch menu and the return of some popular menu items. Brunch features dishes like an oyster and Cajun caviar po-boy, chicken biscuits and gravy, and a deviled egg steak salad. Menu items making a comeback include the pork belly and watermelon appetizer and the 14-ounce house cut ribeye. A new dinner menu item, chicken and shrimp maque choux. 1800 Magazine St., 272-0241,
grisgrisnola.com


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Youth Grants

As part of its mission to inspire, mentor and enable youth, the Emeril Lagasse Foundation recently distributed $1 million to 12 nonprofit organizations. Six organizations (Café Hope, Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, The Ingram Lee Foundation, Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation, New Orleans Culinary Hospitality Institute and Second Harvest Food Bank) received community grants that will support youth through culinary, nutrition and arts education, focusing on life skills development. The Emeril Lagasse Foundation also awarded grants to six other nonprofit organizations after its fundraising events, Line, Vine & Dine and the Chi Chi Miguel Weekend. emeril.org


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French Fare

After two years of participating in pop-ups and farmers markets, Chef Jérôme Grenier has opened The French Stall at St. Roch Market. Enjoy a selection of sweet and savory crepes, along with a rotating selection of traditional quiches and pastries. 2381 St. Claude Ave., 267.0388, strochmarket.com/the-french-stall


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French Quarter Feasting

Criollo at Hotel Monteleone, has relaunched dinner service with a five-course chef’s tasting menu ($110 per person) with dishes like butter-poached lobster tail and Wagyu beef tenderloin. Sundays and Mondays, 6-9pm.


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Celebrity Chef

Windsor Court Hotel Culinary DIrector Igor Krichmar was named the winner of Food Network’s “Supermarket Stakeout.” Each episode features four chefs tasked with creating dishes made from groceries they purchase from customers at a nearby supermarket with a budget of $500 each. Krichmar has more than 15 years of experience, including The Grill Room and Windsor Court Hotel. 300 Gravier St., 262-2662, windsorcourthotel.com