First of Three Guest Chef Dinners to Take Place on Thursday, June 2, 2016

Tujague's, New Orleans' second oldest dining institution, the birthplace of brunch and home to the oldest stand-up bar in America, is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year, and to commemorate this historic milestone, the restaurant will be hosting several guest chef dinners featuring some of New Orleans top toques. The three-month series will launch on Thursday, June 2, 2016 with James Beard Award-winning Chef Stephen Stryjewski. Stryjewski is Chef/Partner of New Orleans' award-winning restaurants Cochon, Cochon Butcher, Pêche Seafood Grill, and Calcasieu. Additional dinners will take place in July and August with dates and guest chefs to be announced.

For this one-night-only event, Stryjewski will collaborate with Tujague's Executive Chef Marcus Woodham to create a five-course dinner with wine pairings. Priced at $125 per person (all inclusive) the evening will start with a champagne reception at 7PM and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Link Stryjewski Foundation. Menu follows:

First Course
Smoked Ahi Tuna Dip with Cracked Black Pepper Lavash
Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé

Second Course
Marinated Lamb Kabobs with Arugula, Oranges and
Lamb Fat Roasted Cipollini Onion Vinaigrette
Stephane Aviron Cote de Brouilly Cru Beaujolais

Third Course
Charred Yellow Tomato Gazpacho with
Watermelon Pickles, Radish, Mint, Basil, Feta and Saba
Pascal Jolivet Sancerre

Fourth Course
Garlic Studded Roasted Pork Loin with
Crushed Herbs and Salad of Young Mustard Greens with Bacon Vinaigrette
Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc

Fifth Course
Blueberry Hand Pie with Creole Cream Cheese Ice Cream
Grahams 10-yr Tawny Port

Tujague's 160th Anniversary Guest Chef Dinner with Stephen Stryjewski will take place on Thursday, June 2nd at 7PM. Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling 504-525-8676. Tujague's is located at 823 Decatur Street in New Orleans' French Quarter. For information on the restaurant and other 160th Anniversary festivities, visit

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About the Link Stryjewski Foundation
The Link Stryjewski Foundation was created in 2015 by Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski to address the persistent cycle of violence and poverty, as well as the lack of quality education and job training opportunities available to young people in New Orleans. The Link Stryjewski Foundation provides support to organizations that directly work to end the cycle of violence and poverty that affect the lives of children. Our mission is to help nourish and educate the youth of New Orleans, allowing them to realize their potential and become active positive members of our community. Kingsley House and YEP (Youth Empowerment Project) were the first two organizations to be supported by the Link Stryjewski Foundation.

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