A Bite of NOLA (and a Benefit For the Bayou)


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).