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Going to New Orleans for my 30th birthday and only have time for one high end dinner. Right now I'm leaning towards August. Is it the best New Orleans has to offer?

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  1. Do the chef tasting at August...it is exquisite!

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    1. re: FoodChic

      How expensive is it?

      1. re: west79chiro

        Through Sept. COOLinary tasting, 4 courses/$40.... w/wine pairing $60, 7 course $67 w/wine $97. sample menus/regular pricing at restaurantaugust.com. It is wonderful.

        1. re: JazzyB

          JazzyB, did you have that amazing truffled sabayon lagniappe?

          1. re: FoodChic

            Our amuse was the same one they've been serving for over a year. It's presented in an egg shell , topped with a bit of caviar. I've enjoyed it in the past but this go round it tasted too fishy. Everything else was terrific. Nice wine pairing as well.

        2. re: west79chiro

          west79,
          August's menu is elegant and refined with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients. It is not represenative of New Orleans flavors. If Creole, Cajun, "New "New Orleans cuisine is what you seek, try Emeril's, Commander's or Herbsaint.

          1. re: JazzyB

            That is a point I think worth making..we have lots of stuff in town now that is not "ours"...King salmon is great stuff but it is not representative of La. cooking. Some of the nice little tricks are fun---using a local technique or sauce with a fish that comes from the Artic Circle but I often hear raves about something that you can get just as easily elsewhere

            1. re: hazelhurst

              Go to Stella!

              http://www.restaurantstella.com/