Kelly Schulz
New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
504-566-5045, 504-421-0962 (mobile), or

Erica Papillion

Come Celebrate COOLinary New Orleans—A Celebration of Dining in America’s Most Delicious City

Special culinary promotion in its second year; now expanded to three months of wonderful eating in the Crescent City

New Orleans– The New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOMCVB) announced today the beginning of its second 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 $20.06 or less and three-course dinner menus for $30.06 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 still 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.”

Participating restaurants include:



Gumbo Shop


Hookah Café

The Bar and Bistro at La Louisiane

House of Blues


Hunt Room Grill



Bombay Club

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville

Bourbon House

Mr. John’s Ristorante


Muriel’s Jackson Square



Café Adelaide

Palace Café

Café Giovanni

Ralph and Kacoo’s

The Cellar

Ralph’s on the Park

Court of Two Sisters

Red Fish Grill

Embers Steak House

Tony Moran’s




Visit to participate in COOLinary New Orleans. Also available are event updates and the latest information and menus from participating restaurants.

The 2nd Annual COOLinary New Orleans summer event would not be possible without our sponsors and partners. Over 30 participating restaurants (and counting) throughout the New Orleans area have come together to sponsor this event. The NOMCVB thanks them and our key partners: Louisiana Restaurant Association, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, City of New Orleans, Louisiana Seafood Promotion Board and French Quarter Festivals, Inc.

About the NOMCVB
Since 1960, the New Orleans Metropolitan Conventions and Visitors Bureau ( has been the driving force behind New Orleans’ most important industry—tourism. Nationally recognized for superior customer service, it represents more than 1,200 members and provides convention services and visitor information for business travelers and vacationers. In 2004, New Orleans welcomed a record-breaking 10.1 million visitors to one of America’s favorite destinations, generating $4.9 billion in revenue for the region. The North American Travel Journalists Association honored the NOMCVB as the Most Media-Friendly CVB.