NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Join Justin Devillier for a book signing and light bites and drinks at NOCHI to celebrate the release of his first cookbook, “The New Orleans Kitchen: Classic Recipes and Modern Techniques for an Unrivaled Cuisine” (Lorena Jones Books; $40.00; Hardcover; On-sale Oct. 29).
In the collection of 120 recipes and gorgeous, full-color photography by Denny Culbert, Devillier details the fundamentals of the New Orleans cooking canon – from proper roux-making to time-honored recipes, such as Duck and Andouille Gumbo, Abita Root Beer-Braised Short Ribs, and even La Petite Grocery’s famous Blue Crab Beignets.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase on-site via Octavia Books.
Justin Devillier, son of a fourth-generation Louisianan, is an avid angler and hunter, and the chef-owner of two nationally lauded restaurants in New Orleans, La Petite Grocery in the Garden District and Justine in the French Quarter. He won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: South in 2016 after being named a finalist in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. The New Orleans Kitchen is his first cookbook.
Tickets are free and can be reserved online via Eventbrite. Space is limited, so guests are encouraged to RSVP to secure their spots.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
725 Howard Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130