Haute Plates - November 2012

Vega Tapas Café Turns 16 and a Benefit

Vega Tapas Café's Sweet 16 This Friday, Nov. 30, Vega Tapas Café  will celebrate its 16th year of business with a dinner. Current chef and owner Glen Hogh welcomes the restaurant's original chef and owner, Alison Vega, as guest chef…

Oysters, The Funds Raised, and Ass-Jackery

Recently I attended a media lunch at Red Fish Grill, Ralph Brennan's seafood restaurant on Bourbon Street. The restaurant anticipates that some time in March of next year it will sell its 3 millionth oyster. To celebrate, they're holding a…

Fun(d) Raising

Sometimes when I try to come up with a title for Haute Plates, I am pleased with myself. I mean, I'm normally pleased with myself, but sometimes I come up with a good title and I'm extra pleased with myself.…

Boudin, Beer and Baru

Emeril Lagasse has had a tremendous impact on this city and our food culture. Most people know him as a celebrity chef, but he's also a philanthropist. This is the second year that he's hosting Boudin and Beer as a…