The Scout Guide New Orleans is thrilled to have Martin Wine Cellar, Tiki Tolteca and Ox Lot 9 join its membership roster. And, given that it is the season of indulgence, I am sharing with you three awesome events that I think you should know about too.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014 at 6:30 PM – MARTIN WINE CELLAR – 714 ELMEER AVENUE IN METAIRIE
Martin Wine Cellar is hosting a wine tasting of some of their finer California wines on Tuesday, December 2 from 6:30 PM to 8 PM at their Metairie location. For a $50 entry fee, you can taste wines that average in price from $40 and $50 dollar and there are 25 wines to taste in all different varietals. You can view the complete menu here. The event is reception style, so you can come and go as you please. The catering department will also have many hors d’oeurves for you to sample as well. This is a great opportunity to scout some finer wines for the holiday season. With any selection you make, you will be sure to impress your friends! To make a reservation, call Andrew Dike at 504-896-7300.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014 at 4 PM – OX LOT 9 AT BARTLETT FARMS – FOLSOM, LA
Jeff Hansell, Chef at Ox Lot 9, will be moving his restaurant outdoors for the evening to Bartlett Farms in Folsom, Louisiana for a farm to table dinner. Guests are invited to join at 4 PM for an al fresco dinner composed of the freshest, locally grown, seasonal ingredients available. The menu will be announced at dinner however, it will have a cocktail reception followed by a 4 course meal with wine pairings set in the middle of a working field. For those of you who are Good Eggs fans, they source a lot of their produce from this farm. Dine with the crew and then stay over night at the Southern Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Covington. Tickets are $150. For dinner reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014 – TIKI TOLTECA – 301 N. PETERS STREET IN THE FRENCH QIARTER
Tiki Tolteca is a Latin American Tiki Bar that opened this summer above Felipe’s in the French Quarter. In its short existence, it has been named Food & Wine’s Best New Bar, USA TODAY’S top 10 Tiki Bars, and Thrillist’s 21 Best New Bars in America. It may be hard to believe that one place could garner so much press in such a short amount of time but not when you have a bartender like Nathan Dalton concocting the cocktails. On Tuesday, December 9th at 7PM in Tiki Tolteca, Nathan and his compadres, Higinio, Marcus and Justin, will be hosting a tasting dinner. The menu will be all about Oaxaca and Del Maguey Mezcal. Hold on to your seats because drinks light on fire and Higinio has already sent off for some chapulines and cusanos (grasshoppers and worms)! Don’t worry, there will only be one bug food course, but they will have bugs in the drink, too. This dinner is obviously not for the faint of heart! The drinks will all be with mezca, and they will have some really cool do-it-yourself cocktails. Educational with a few neat surprises. The dinner is $100 per person. To reserve your seat, please email email@example.com.
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