Mid-May visit: How do I find which restaurants are running specials?
Will be in New Orleans for a conference from 5/16-19, so will have lunch and dinner on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I've seen some references on this board to various prix fixe lunch specials, but not sure these are offered every day. Do any places have such prixe fixe dinner deals as well? Curiously, the restaurants' websites (e.g. August) are not always helpful on this score. Any recommendations are much appreciated!
Most places with a prix fixe lunch does them at least M-F. (August, MiLa, Emeril's, Coquette...) I know Coquette does a nightly chef's tasting that's really reasonable (I think $40-45 for 4 courses?)
While I can't speak for August, my own experience is that most of the "name" restaurants' web sites do indeed have online menus that include their prix fixe offerings. August may be an outlier in this regard.
From the lunch menu on August's web site:
"Prix Fixe - Appetizers
Sweet English Pea Soup
bacon croutons with gulf shrimp
Salad Of Ponchatoula Strawberries
chevre pistachio butter and aged balsamic
Pâté De Campagne Of La Provence Pork
pickled wild mushrooms and seasonal marmalades
Prix Fixe - Main Courses
Pork Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
pickled spring carrots, coriander broth and sesame cracklin’
Sautéed Gulf Sheepshead
sweet corn custard, succotash with tomato confit vinaigrette
Buster Crab Blt
marinated tomatoes, brioche crostini, basil aioli and allen benton’s bacon ($10 supplement)
Prix Fixe - Dessert
Creole Cream Cheese Tartlet
ponchatoula strawberries, elderflower, and pistachio
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espresso parfait, lemon, and milk sorbet
Louisiana Blueberry “pavlova”
caramelized coconut milk and blueberry sorbet"