If you’re looking a night on the town at a fancy restaurant, you will have four options this week.
Yes, that’s right. Four Baton Rouge restaurants are hosting specialty dinners on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Those restaurants include Galatoire’s Bistro, 18 Steak at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, Juban’s, and Stroubes.
Check out information on all the dinners below.
Two alumni of the Galatoire’s Bistro kitchen will return to collaborate on a dinner at 7 p.m. at the restaurant located at 3535 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.
Chef Nathan Gresham, of Beausoleil, and Jerry Middleton, who operates a catering business called Rougarou, will join Galatoire’s Executive Chef Kelley McCann for the second in a series of Galatoire’s Graduates Guest Chef Dinners in which they incorporate their culinary styles for a special menu.
The chefs worked under the same roof when Galatoire’s Bistro opened in 2005. From there, Gresham went to Beausoleil, where he is head chef and owner. Middleton moved to Galatoire’s in New Orleans as executive sous chef, then worked with another former Galatoire’s chef, Brian Landry, to open Borgne in New Orleans.
During the dinner, the chefs will speak with patrons about the creative process behind each menu item.
The menu will start with chilled poached seafood, followed by a warm farmer’s market salad, crispy gulf snapper, herb encrusted tenderloin of bison and French Market brioche bread pudding.
Tickets are $65 per guest, including tax and gratuity. Guests can add the pre-selected wine pairings for $30. For more information and to make reservations, call Haley Robert at (225) 360-3410.
18 Steak, a fine dining restaurant located inside L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, is getting in on the dinner action this week, too.
The restaurant is hosting a Joseph Phelps wine pairing dinner. Drinks start at 6 p.m. The dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person. Limited seating is available, and reservations are required. Call (225) 224-4105 to make your reservation.
The menu includes oysters on the half shell from the East, West and Gulf coasts, red wine braised octopus, Cervena red deer rack, and chocolate obsession layers with chocolate flake ice cream and raspberries.
Joseph Phelps Vineyards is located in St. Helena, California. The brand’s flagship wine, Insignia, has been recognized as one of the world’s great wines.
Across town, Juban’s will host Pig and Pinot.
The dinner will feature a bit of pork and some sort of Pinot Noir for each of its six courses. Juban’s will use pork from Iverstine Farms of Kentwood, Louisiana and wines from La Crema Winery of Windsor, California.
The reception starts at 6:30 p.m. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person. For reservations, call (225) 346-8422. The restaurant is located at 3739 Perkins Road in the Acadian Perkins Plaza Shopping Center.
The evening will start with passed hors d’oeuvres, then seared scallops, braised pork belly, roasted pork shoulder, and broiled pork tenderloin. A bacon caramel ganache will be served for dessert.
If you’re in the downtown area, Stroubes will also host a Sportsman’s Beer Dinner Wednesday night.
The dinner will highlight distinct flavors of Southern wild game and starts at 6:30 p.m. The dinner is $65 per person. Call (225) 448-2830 to make your reservation. The restaurant is located at 107 Third St. in Baton Rouge.
The five-course meal includes a duck ham salad, venison chili, wild boar tenderloin, and oven roasted quail. The dessert will be a duck egg custard with caramel sauce.
Beers include Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale, Lazy Magnolia Jefferson Stout, Chimay Blue Abbey Quad, Goose Island Matilda Belgian Style Pale Ale, and Chafunkta Old 504 Robust Coffee Porter.
George Morris and Matthew Sigur contributed to this report.