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Southern Road Trip: Grand Isle to Preview James Beard House Dinner
Friday, August 5, 2016

Since opening in the Warehouse District in 2007, Grand Isle has been enticing diners with its fresh Louisiana seafood served in a relaxed and inviting setting. With Executive Chef Ryan Haigler at the helm, guests have come to love the seafood-centric menu highlighting Haigler's signature style of incorporating both refined and rustic techniques to elevate his dishes. On Wednesday, August 17, Haigler and his all-star team comprised of Grand Isle Sous Chef Spencer Minch and Chef Jacob Cureton of Annunciation will be bringing their Southern Hospitality to the Big Apple with a delectable dinner at the famed James Beard House in New York City. Aptly titled Southern Road Trip, the dinner will take guests on a gastronomic tour of the South from coastal Louisiana to South Carolina's shores with stops in between. Fear not, New Orleanians will get first dibs at the menu with a preview dinner at Grand Isle on Friday, August 5th at 7PM.

Priced at $65 per person (excluding gratuity), the one-night-only sneak peek will feature an abbreviated version of the full James Beard dinner menu, showcasing four of the six courses. Guests can complete their meal with an optional beverage pairing for an additional $30 per person.

Limited seating available; reservations are required and can be made by calling: (504) 520-8530.

Full menu with optional drink pairings below:

Passed Hors d'oeuvres

Hot Swamp Chicken | Bread and Butter Pickles | White Bread
Creole Tomato Pie | LA Blue Crab | Benne Wafer | Pimento Cheese | Tomato Jam


The Awakening
A refreshing libation inspired by Kate Chopin's novel set in Grand Isle, Louisiana

First Course
Sea Ham, Land Ham | Cured Cobia | Cured and Smoked Chappy Shoulder | Creole cream cheese | Steen's Cane Vinegar & Black Pepper Syrup


Knoll, Federspiel Loibner, Gruner Veltliner, Austria - 2013


Second Course
She Crab Soup | Roe Powder | Raw Sherry | Crispy Soft Shell Crab

Carpe Diem, Chardonnay, Anderson Valley - 2012

Third Course
Open-Face Hot Duck Sausage Rich Boy | Seared Foie | Trinity Aioli | Dressed

Fairview, Pinotage, South Africa - 2013

Fourth Course
Café Brulot Service | Moon Pies | Charleston Chew | Coconut Cake

Roederer Estate NV Brut, Anderson Valley

Grand Isle is located at 575 Convention Center Boulevard, on the Fulton Street promenade in New Orleans. Lunch and dinner served 11AM - 10PM Sunday through Thursday; 11AM - 11PM Friday and Saturday. Discounted parking is available in the Harrah's parking garages for $3 with validation. Telephone: (504) 520-8530;

Follow Grand Isle Restaurant on social media:

Twitter: @grandisle504
Instagram: @grandislerestaurant