Dining news for April
Parkway Adds Oyster Poor Boys
Parkway Bakery & Tavern, 538 Hagan Ave., 482-3047, ParkwayPoorBoys.com
Parkway Bakery & Tavern, one of the first places in the city to serve poor boys (since 1929) is now offering fried oyster (on Mondays and Wednesdays). The family-owned Parkway already has a reputation for serving the best poor boys in the city, but the oysters are proving popular, particularly in the “Baby Maker,” a sandwich of crispy fried oysters, remoulade sauce and melted cheddar cheese and bacon. Commenting, Justin Kennedy, manager and head chef: “Our menu is pretty straightforward but if you want to be creative, the sky is the limit.”
Martin Wine Cellar Tastings in April
Martin Wine Cellar is offering a variety of tasting events in April for both wine novices and connoisseurs alike. Every Wednesday during April (starting April 2) there will be a seated wine tasting and lecture exploring the major wine producing regions: Italy, France, California and Australia. There also will be casual reception style tastings for Rum (April 5) and “Impressive Wines from Lesser Known Varietals” (April 24). All classes start at 6:30 p.m. and are accompanied by artisanal cheeses from the Gourmet Cheese department. Classes are held both in New Orleans and Metairie, so double check the location when making a reservation.
Spring Lunch Special
713 St. Louis St., 581-4422, Antoines.com
Antoine’s restaurant, the oldest French-Creole fine dining restaurant in New Orleans, (since 1840) is keeping it fresh with its addition Antoine’s Annex and a new “$20.14 Spring Lunch Special.” Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, the Annex offers freshly baked pastries from Antoine’s pastry chef, Jerry Cornwell as well as a range of artisanal coffees and tea. The new lunch special, will offer three choices of appetizer, entree and desserts and comes with a 25-cent daily cocktail. It is a tasty way to enjoy a slice of history.