Oak Street grocer Simone’s Market (8207 Oak St., 504-273-7706) is celebrating its first anniversary next week with a series of daily specials. Kicking off is former Gautreau’s chef and James Beard award-winner Sue Zemanick, who is popping up with a soup showcase 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22.
[jump] The menu for Sue’s Soups includes a tomato basil version with Benton’s bacon, goat cheese and ciabatta croutons, Hungarian cauliflower soup with paprika, dumplings and creme fraiche, French onion soup with Gruyere crostini, and a coconut red curry and with winter squash, spicy greens and garlicky cashews. Soups are available by the pint or quart.
The lineup of specials is as follows:
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 23
Beers and Brats, including local brews and a brat tasting
5 p.m. to 7 pm. Jan. 24
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 25
Meet your farmer and food maker
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 26
Wine and cheese tasting
2 p.m. to 5 pm. Jan. 27
Hawks Boil Up crawfish boil
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28
Whole hog cook out with birthday cake, Big Easy Bucha and Parish Brewery samplings