Restaurant August, New Orleans

New Orleans is well known for its decadent cuisine, beautiful restaurants, and lingering meals. I dined at Restaurant August during a recent weekend getaway, and it was, by far, one of my most memorable restaurant experiences to date. 

Tasting menus have become my new favorite way to dine. Most restaurants these days want you in and out, and rarely do people take the time to really appreciate the food and the company. If you're looking for a way to connect with your spouse, client, or friends for a few hours, sharing an unforgettable meal together is the way.

The restaurant has a small bar and three dining areas: the main dining room with stunning crystal chandeliers, the two-story wine room (where we dined), and the more intimate Gravier room.

Dining in a historic 19th-century French-Creole building is an authentic New Orleans experience, and the servers and the inventive courses make it even more memorable. 

Corn Mousse and Lemonfish Cru

My dining companion and I both enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairings. I went for the tasting of farmers market vegetables (everything was naturally gluten free), and my companion chose the degustation menu. The menu lists five course, and many more surprises come from the chef. Below are a few highlights. 

Restaurant August, New Orleans

Chilled Spring Pea Soup 

Restaurant August, New Orleans

Squid Tagliatelle

Restaurant August, New Orleans

Roasted Tomato-Stuffed Squash Blossom with Heirloom Tomato

Restaurant August, New Orleans

Braised Fennel, Celery Root, Wild Mushroom 

Restaurant August, New Orleans

Crispy Bronzino with Royal Red Shrimp

Restaurant August, New Orleans

"Vietnamese Iced Coffee" 

Restaurant August, New Orleans

Key Lime Pie

Restaurant August hosted us for dinner and we are grateful for the experience. Each course was a delicious, unexpected production, and they were all timed perfectly. If you have a chance to dine here while in New Orleans, plan to enjoy the tasting menu with wine pairings. Laissez les bons temps rouler! 

What's your favorite New Orleans restaurant? 

x Christie 

Photography: Christie McMillan

Sponsored by: Restaurant August