Wednesday, August 6, 2014

We Live to Eat Restaurant Week participating chefs to offer exclusive culinary demonstrations at Whole Foods Markets

Gourmands can get an advance taste of the Louisiana Restaurant Association Greater New Orleans Chapter’s (LRA) highly anticipated annual culinary promotion – We Live to Eat (WLTE) Restaurant Week, September 8-14, 2014. Throughout August participating chefs from the area’s most sought-after dining destinations will showcase items from their WLTE menus at exclusive cooking demonstrations to be held at Whole Foods Market – Arabella Station and Metairie.

Below is the August schedule and location information for the not-to-be-missed cooking demonstrations, which are free and open to the public.

Whole Foods Market – Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Sunday, August 3, Noon – Chef Tommy DiGiovanni, Arnaud’s Restaurant
Featuring: Slow Roasted Pork Loin with Black-eyed Peas and Orange Demi-Glace

Monday, August 11, 6 p.m – Chef Michelle McRaney, Mr. B’s Bistro
Featuring: Blackened Tuna with Sweet Corn Puree

Monday, August 18, 6 p.m. – Chef Dave Gotter, GG’s Dine-O-Rama
Featuring: Shrimp BLT Wrap with Mac’N on Magazine - 7 Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

Monday, August 25, 6 p.m.  – Chef Alon Shaya, Domenica
Featuring: Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Golden Raisins, Toasted Almonds & Creole Mustard

Whole Foods Market – Metairie, 3420 Veterans Blvd, Metairie, LA 70002

Thursday, August 7, 6 p.m. – Jeffery Thibodeaux, Zea Rotisserie & Grill
Featuring: Rotisserie Beef Sirloin with Baby Bella Cabernet Sauce

Friday, August 15, 6 p.m.  – Chef Chris Montero, Ralph Brennan’s Café B
Featuring: Grilled Redfish with Aged Balsamic and Wild Mushrooms

Friday, August 22, 6 p.m. – Chef Eric Solar, Mizado Cocina
Featuring: Peruvian Style Salmon Ceviche

Friday, August 29, 6 p.m. – Chef Michael Sichel, Galatoire’s Restaurant
Featuring: Parmesan Broth Risotto with Diced Tomatoes and Basil

Celebrating its fourth year, foodies will rejoice at this year’s WLTE
Restaurant Week line-up, featuring New Orleans’ finest restaurants at affordable prices. The weeklong celebration is set to run September 8-14, 2014, when locals and visitors alike will be able to enjoy exclusive discounted two-course lunch ($20 or less) and three-course dinner menus ($39 or less) from more than 50 of the city’s most acclaimed dining destinations including celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse’s flagship restaurants – Emeril's, Emeril's Delmonico and NOLA Restaurant; acclaimed Chef John Besh’s establishments – Domenica, Lüke, Borgne, La Provence and August; New Orleans culinary institutions – Commander’s Palace, Antoine’s Restaurant and Café Giovanni, and Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, Red Fish Grill, Le Foret, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, SoBou; Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak and many more.

WLTE Restaurant Week sponsors to date include Camellia Brand, OpenTable, NOLA Rebirth Pale Ale, Stella Artois, Auto-Chlor System, Patrick Gros CPA, Crystal Clear Imaging, Zambeni and Eat Fit NOLA.

Guests can check back regularly to the WLTE Restaurant Week website for updates on participants, sponsors and deals.  Restaurant menus will be available online beginning August 1, 2014 at The We Live to Eat smartphone app will also available for Android and iPhone August 1, 2014.

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