Fan of New Orleans cuisine? Wanna taste what chef Justin Simoneaux is going to be cooking for us when Boxing Room opens next year? Next Monday October 18th, ~ABSINTHE BRASSERIE & BAR~ is going to be hosting Lagniappe Dinner, a preview to Boxing Room, and a benefit For the Bayou, a non-profit organization fostering restoration, protection, and aid to the Louisiana coastal wetlands. The four-course prix-fixe menu will include Star Route Farms baby beets with celery root and Creole remoulade; Monterey squid with housemade tasso, lemon aioli, and crostini; Long and Bailey Farms pork tenderloin with candied yams, braised greens, and spiced cane syrup; and warm pecan pie with bourbon ice cream. The menu is $35; and you can add beer and wine pairings for $15 (Boxing Room will eventually offer over a dozen draft options). Dinner is from 5pm-10pm in Absinthe’s private dining room. Space is limited; reservations required (415-551-1590).