Commander’s Palace featured in magazine

Saveur magazine’s April 2013 edition is featuring several classic New Orleans restaurants, including Commander’s Palace, 1403 Washington Ave.

The restaurant’s shrimp and tasso Henican is featured on the cover of the magazine, which also tells the story of Commander’s Palace’s famous jazz brunch and gives an inside look at the Brennan family.

“It’s such an honor to be featured in this issue with so many New Orleans establishments that are the heartbeat of this great city,” co-proprietor Ti Martin said in a news release. “At Commander’s, our goal has always been to represent what New Orleans is all about — not just the food, but the way of life, the soul and the attitude that is New Orleans.”

La Madeleine spring menu

La Madeleine, a country French cafe that operates locations around south Louisiana and nationally, rolled out its spring menu recently.

The spring offerings include a minicroque trio and cranberry pecan salad; a cranberry pecan filed green salad with chicken and orange dream cake; a vanilla cake filled with orange cream and toped with vanilla icing and toasted almonds.

The spring menu will be available through June 4. Visit http://www.lamadeleine.com.

Galatoire’s opens new bars

Galatoire’s opened a new bar at 215 Bourbon St., and is offering a weekly happy hour on Wednesday nights.

Hand-crafted cocktails, including classic martinis, Sazeracs, Buffalo Trace bourbon Manhattans and the Galatoire’s Old Fashioned will be $4 on Wednesdays between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The bar also offers other beers, wines and spirits.

Galatoire’s bar is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight. The bar features live entertainment by Jep Epstein from 9 p.m. to midnight Thursdays through Saturdays.