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west79chiro Sep 9, 2009 07:31 AM

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?

  1. FoodChic Sep 9, 2009 07:37 AM

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

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    1. re: FoodChic
      west79chiro Sep 9, 2009 07:40 AM

      How expensive is it?

      1. re: west79chiro
        JazzyB Sep 9, 2009 07:54 AM

        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
          FoodChic Sep 9, 2009 08:42 AM

          JazzyB, did you have that amazing truffled sabayon lagniappe?

          1. re: FoodChic
            JazzyB Sep 9, 2009 11:58 AM

            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
          JazzyB Sep 9, 2009 12:09 PM

          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
            hazelhurst Sep 9, 2009 01:14 PM

            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
              Suzy Wong Sep 9, 2009 01:41 PM

              Go to Stella!


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