What's Happening: Group extends Restaurant Week

Group extending N.O. Restaurant Week

The Commander’s Family of Restaurants says New Orleans Restaurant Week is being extended for another full week at all three of its New Orleans restaurants: Commander’s Palace, Café Adelaide and The Swizzle Stick Bar, and SoBou.

Restaurant Week menus at the three restaurants include two-course lunches with multiple options for less than $20 and three-course dinners with multiple options for $35 and under. All dinner guests for the Restaurant Week Menu are greeted with a welcome cocktail.

Commander’s Palace is at 1403 Washington Ave. in the Garden District. Call (504) 899-8221.

Café Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar is at 300 Poydras St. Call (504) 595-3305 for reservations.

SoBou is at 310 Rue Chartres St. Call (504) 552-4095.

Restaurant R’evolution to hold wine dinner

Restaurant R’evolution, 777 Bienville St., New Orleans, will hold an Emeritus winemaker dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday featuring Brice Jones, founder and president of Emeritus wines.

Cost is $85, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call (504) 553-2277.

Galatoire’s wine dinner scheduled Wednesday

Galatoire’s Restaurant, 209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, will hold a wine dinner featuring Spring Mountain Vineyard’s wines at 7 p.m. Wednesday on its second floor.

The Napa Valley vineyard’s estate-grown wines will be paired with a four-course meal created by the restaurant’s executive chef, Michael Sichel.

The dinner will include lump crab cake with apple slaw, rabbit roulade, petite filet and chocolate terrine with brandied cherries and pistachio cream.

Cost per person is $100, including tax and gratuity. Call (504) 525-2021 for reservations.

Londoner Grill plans Oktoberfest beer dinner

The Londoner Grill, 4215 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge, will hold an Oktoberfest beer dinner at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9.

The menu will include Bacon Jam Canapé paired with Samuel Adams Oktoberfest; Grilled Eggplant Caprese Napoleon and Sierra Flipside; Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Sage Creme Fraîche paired with Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale; a mixed greens salad with Abita Fall Fest; smoked pork loin with green beans, carrots, red pearl onions and garlic mashed potatoes paired with Guinness Red Harvest; and Cherries Jubilee Crepes paired with Brooklyn Octoberfest.

Cost is $55 per person. For reservations, call (225) 292-9291 or email audrey@londonerbr.com.

Slow Food BR hosts farm-to-table event

Slow Food Baton Rouge on Oct. 20 will host Slow Food Fall Heat, its first farm-to-table showcase, celebrating local food, chefs, brewers, farmers and the community.

The fundraiser will support the nonprofit’s ‘Buy Local’ campaign, donation-based urban agriculture workshops and other educational programming. It will also aid the organization’s latest project, Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge, which organizes hands-on gardening and nutrition educational programming in local schools.

The Slow Food Fall Heat event will showcase local farms, culinary arts and local food traditions. The dinner will feature locally grown foods selected and prepared by local chefs committed to sourcing from Louisiana growers, pairings from premier local brewers and a pig roast by Elton Hyndman of Nino’s Italian Restaurant, and ice cream from Oscar’s Pizza.

Food will be accompanied by music from Baton Rouge’s own Minos the Saint.

The chefs will be competing for awards from a jury of local celebrity judges, and attendants will have the opportunity to vote for their own People’s Choice.

Slow Food Fall Heat will be held at the Burden Center’s Orangerie at the LSU AgCenter’s Botanic Gardens. The chef showcase will begin at 4 p.m., with the pig roast to follow, and will end at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $125 per person or $200 for a couple. For tickets and information about Slow Food BR, visit slowfoodbr.org or its Facebook page, Slow Food Baton Rouge.

Compiled by staff