Entering its ninth year of celebrating one of America's greatest dining scenes, COOLinary New Orleans returns to NOLA this August. During the entire month, diners can enjoy two and three course lunches for $20 and three course dinners for $35 or less.
The month long feast is sponsored by the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. Says Kim Priez, Vice President of Tourism for the New Orleans CVB, about COOLinary:
New Orleans is known on an international level for its cuisine, and this promotion encourages visitors to experience the best our world-class chefs have to offer. COOLinary New Orleans extends a special invitation for visitors to dine at the city's most prestigious and beloved restaurants, providing them with a glimpse into our culture with every dish.
This year's line up of participating restaurants is a delectable list of some of Louisiana's finest and most popular, including the following: 7 on Fulton, Antoine's Restaurant, Arnaud's Restaurant, Barcadia Bar & Grill, Bistreaux at the Bank, The Bombay Club, Bourbon Heat, Bourbon House, Brigtsen's Restaurant, Café Adelaide, Café Degas, Charlie's Steak House, Chef Duke's Café Giovanni, Coquette, Court of Two Sisters, The Crazy Lobster Bar & Grill, Criollo Restaurant & Lounge, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Desire Bistro & Oyster Bar, Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse, Dickie Brennan's Tableau, Dijon, Dominique's on Magazine, Galatoire's Restaurant, Galvez Restaurant, Gordon Biersch New Orleans, Gott Gormet Café, GW Fins, The Irish House, K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, Kingfish, Manning's Eat-Drink-Cheer, M Bistro, Martin Wine Cellar, Martinique Bistro, Morton's Steak House, Mr. B's Bistro, Muriel's Jackson Square, One Restaurant & Lounge, Palace Café, Pat O'Brien's Courtyard Restaurant, The Grill Room, The Landing Restaurant, The Pelican Club, Redemption, Roux on Orleans, Royal House Oyster Bar, Tivoli & Lee, Tujague's Restaurant, Vacherie Restaurant and many more.
In addition to the specially priced lunch and dinner menus, a range of other COOLinary offers are set to tantalize. For example, the famous Antoine’s Restaurant has a 25¢ featured cocktail to go with its COOLinary lunch special. A free MeNetwork app for iPhone/iPad and Android devices is available as well enabling folks to “connect with COOLinary on-the-go.”
To find out more about COOLinary, visit their website.
Photo: Michael Bentley