May 2014 Dining Guide

Dining News for May

New Spring beer and pairingmenu from Gordon Biersch
200 Poydras St., 522-2739, GordonBierschRestaurants.com

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant is offering a limited edition beer “Maibock” from April 16 to May 25, or until supply runs out. A pairing menu will also be available. Maibock is a lager known as the “Rite of Spring,” and is named for the month of May. Its strong Einbeck-style has a warming, caramel malt goodness and uses noble Hersbrucker hops. Some highlights of the pairing menu are: Fried Calamari Starter, Strawberry Cheesecake, Flame Grilled NY Strip, Housemade Tacos, Cajun Pasta and Gorgonzola Pear Salad. Gordon Biersch, is a busy, upscale casual restaurant brewery located in the heart of downtown New Orleans.
 

Gott Gourmet Grows into GG’s Dine-O-Rama
3100 Magazine St., 373-6579, GGsNewOrleans.com

Gott Gourmet on Magazine Street in the Garden District has rebranded as GG’s Dine-O-Rama and added dinner entrées, desserts and appetizers. The new name reflects the extended hours and expanded menu. Christy Parker, co-owner with chef David Gotter, says: “The success of Gott Gourmet showed us that people want first-class cooking in a comfortable environment; we’re excited to offer more opportunities to enjoy our refined comfort food.” Gott Gourmet will continue as the catering part of the business, while the focus on fresh, homemade and unique remains the same.
 

Tujague’s unveils new look for new chef
823 Decatur St., 525-8676, TujaquesRestaurant.com

Tujague’s, the second oldest restaurant in the French Quarter, is staying up to date with a complete interior and exterior renovation. Owner Mark Latter has also hired chef Richard Bickford from Commander’s Palace to develop menus including both the à la carte and table d’hote options. New dishes include Oysters en Brochettte and Soft Shell Crab BLT Po’Boy. Still open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, and brunch on the weekends, there’s a monthly tasting menu and a new six-course wine paired menu. The newly decorated private rooms, some with balcony access, are also now open.

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