Erica Papillion
New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mary Beth Romig
New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau

Come Celebrate COOLinary New Orleans—A Celebration of Dining in
America’s Most Delicious City
Special culinary promotion in its third year; three months of wonderful eating in the Crescent City

New Orleans–July 6, 2007—The New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOMCVB) announced today the beginning of its third annual culinary event, “COOLinary New Orleans—A Celebration of Dining in America’s Most Delicious City.”

Participating restaurants will offer special three-course lunch menus for $20.07 or less and three-course dinner menus for $30.07 or less throughout the months of July, August and September[*].

New Orleans’ renowned, eclectic restaurant community offers a mélange of tastes, flavors and spicy influences that have made our cuisine the city’s most powerful brand.

“New Orleans is the ‘cool’-inary capital of the world and our cuisine is incomparable, said Stephen Perry, president and CEO of the NOMCVB. “This restaurant celebration is a natural fit for New Orleans-- a city whose cuisine is an integral part of its history, fabric and culture. In the one American city where the celebrities are the chefs, COOLinary New Orleans is a world-class celebration of our incredible cuisine, the chefs who create it and the restaurants that offer it.”

This year’s participating restaurants include:

7 on Fulton


Emeril’s Delmonico


Rib Room



Emeril’s Restaurant


Table One


Bubba Gump


Palace Café

The Pelican Club


Café Adelaide

Gumbo Shop

Pascal’s Manale



Café Degas

La Cote Brasserie

Pat O’s Courtyard

Bombay Club

Eleven 79

Mr. B’s Bistro

Ralph’s on the Park

Bourbon House



Red Fish Grill

Visit to learn more about COOLinary New Orleans. Also available are event updates and the latest information and menus from participating restaurants.

The New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau ( is the driving force behind New Orleans' most important industry, tourism. Today the cultural riches, sensual indulgences and unparalleled service that define the New Orleans experience continue to flourish, as they have for centuries. The most celebrated and historic core of the city - including the French Quarter, Central Business District, Warehouse and Arts District, Magazine Street and Garden District - not only remains intact, both physically and spiritually, but is thriving. The New Orleans CVB is proudly welcoming visitors and business travelers every day.

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[*] Be sure to verify with the restaurant of your choice when special menus will be offered. Participation varies.