Brustman Carrino Public Relations
NFL fans, don't despair - September is here, officially marking the return of football season. What better way to celebrate the hometown team than a visit to one of New Orleans' culinary mainstays from famed chef Emeril Lagasse. Who Dat Nation can catch a game-winning meal this season at Emeril's Restaurant, NOLA and Emeril's Delmonico. For every home game during the 2014 season, all three restaurants will offer game-day bites and libations, and extended hours, making them the perfect places to stop before and after heading to the Superdome. All restaurants will offer full lunch/dinner and bar menus, in addition to specialty Saints-inspired items.
For fans going straight to the Superdome for good, old-fashioned tailgating, bring some of Emeril's tailgate-friendly bites along for the ride. Recipes available at: http://emerils.com/tags/tailgating.
Below is a breakdown of individual restaurant offerings and extended hours schedule.
NOLA, the casual, funky eatery located in the heart of the French Quarter, is a game changer with its delicious finger foods such as Miss Hay's Stuffed Chicken Wings with homemade hoisin dipping sauce; and Duck Confit and Fried Egg Pizza with truffle oil, baby arugula and parmesan. Diners can pair bites with a selection of refreshing cocktails like Saint Collins - gin, St. Germain, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup; and the Who Dat Sweet Tea - blueberry-mint infused vodka, agave nectar and fresh brewed iced tea.
September 21: Lunch regular service; Dinner open at 5:00 p.m.
October 5: Lunch open at 11:00 a.m.; Dinner open at 5:00 p.m.
October 26: Lunch open until 3:00 p.m.; Dinner open at 5:30 p.m.
November 9: Lunch open at 11:00 a.m.; Dinner open at 5:00 p.m.
November 16: Lunch regular service; Dinner open at 5:00 p.m.
November 24: Lunch open until 3:00 p.m.; Dinner open at 5:30 p.m.
December 7: Lunch open at 11:00 a.m.; Dinner open at 5:00 p.m.
December 21: Lunch open at 11:00 a.m.; Dinner open at 5:00 p.m.
NOLA is located at 534 St. Louis Street in the French Quarter. Lunch is served Thursday - Monday, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner is served nightly from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. For further information or reservations: (504) 522-6652.
Make a pit-stop on the way to the Superdome at the iconic Emeril's Delmonico in the Garden District and try some of the delectable bar plates. Standouts include Pancetta Wrapped Dates; Confit Pork Cheek with dirty rice; and Old and New World Andouille - Southern Italian-style ‘nduja crostini with mascarpone, Louisiana Andouille with house-made coarse grain creole mustard and marinated green tomatoes. Specialty hand-crafted drinks include Fleur de Lis - cava, St. Germain and gold flake and the Black & Gold - Crown Royal, Dolin vermouth, blackberry puree and Angostura bitters.
August 15: Dinner open at 5:00 p.m.
August 28: Dinner open at 5:00 p.m.
October 26: Dinner open at 5:00 p.m.
November 24: Dinner open at 5:00 p.m.
Emeril's Delmonico is located at 1300 St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District. Lunch is served Fridays from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner is served Sunday - Thursday from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. For further information or reservations: (504) 525-4937.
Get your fix of Emeril's famed contemporary New Orleans cuisine at the flagship Emeril's Restaurant in the Warehouse District. Game day bites include Emeril's New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp with petite rosemary biscuit and chives, and Sticky Buffalo Chappapeela Farms Duck Wings with shaved celery, red grapes and whipped blue cheese crème fraiche.
September 21: Dinner open at 3:30 p.m.
October 5: Dinner open at 3:30 p.m.
October 26: Dinner open at 4:00 p.m.
November 9: Dinner open at 3:00 p.m.
November 16: Dinner open at 3:30 p.m.
November 24: Lunch regular service; Dinner open at 4:30 p.m.
December 7: Dinner open at 3:30 p.m.
December 21: Dinner open at 3:30 p.m.
The bar at Emeril's will open 30 minutes prior to dining room service.
Emeril's Restaurant is located at 800 Tchoupitoulas Street in the Warehouse District. Lunch is served Monday - Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner is served nightly, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. For further information or reservations: (504) 528-9393.
For full details, visit http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/article/game-day-emerils-restaurants.