Join Chef Jim Richard, chef and owner of Trenasse and Jonathan Emerson, Director of Food and Beverage at the Intercontinental New Orleans, as they lead you through a seminar style tasting of freshly-opened Boutique Oysters from East, West and Southern Coasts. Study the effects of cold water vs. warm water oysters, and how the salinity levels of their environment affects their flavor. Wine director, Paul May will explore oyster-friendly wines that make the perfect pairing with oysters on the half shell. Then adjourn for an oyster lunch at Trenasse with Chef Jim; the award-winning restaurant on the lower level of the Intercontinental, which serves up “Oysters All Day, All Ways.” Savor a menu featuring Gulf Oysters prepared 3 ways that showcase the versatility of the bivalve. Wines have been selected to complement each dish.
*Limited quantity of tickets available. This special event is not included with VIP and Connoisseur Packages.
Cloudy Bay was established in 1985 by David Hohnen, and since then has defined New Zealand's wine and established the Marlborough wine region globally.
The winery was among the first five to be established in Marlborough, the country's finest wine region, and thirty years later, Cloudy Bay remains New Zealand's most recognized winery.
Cloudy Bay is an ideal expression of the island lifestyle and both these Sauvignon Blanc expressions pair perfectly with oysters, balancing the creaminess with acidity and complementing the minerality and sweetness with the bright fruit.
Trenasse Oyster Log
Gulf Coast Oysters all ways:
Chargrilled intercontinental oysters with champagne butter and pecorino romano cheese
Smoked gruyere, pancetta, and lemon horseradish butter
Oysters Rockefeller: spinach, mushrooms, bacon, onion, Pernod Absinthe Superieure, pecorino romano and topped with hollandaise sauce
Garlic butter oysters
Oysters Gratin: panko bread crumbs, pecorino romano, and garlic butter
Oysters Bienville: Gulf Shrimp, blue crab and mushroom cream sauce
Trenasse Oyster Log topped with fried Gulf Oysters covered in meuniere sauce
Fried Oyster Salad
Romaine lettuce heart, cherry tomato, roasted corn, green beans, corn cilantro vinaigrette with crispy fried oysters with a dollop of smoked tomato tartar sauce.
Gulf Oyster Gratin
Oysters, Italian sausage, creamed fennel, spinach, bread crumbs.
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding
April 05, 2019 at 10:30am - 1:00pm
444 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
DISCLAIMER: Must be over 21 years of age to attend all Festival Events. No infants, strollers, animals or exceptions!