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5 Chefs Unite for Dinner at The Windsor Courtcfor Black-Tie Event

NEW ORLEANSThe Windsor Court announced a culinary event designed to captivate food and wine enthusiasts as five renowned 5-star chefs join forces to create an exceptional wine pairing dinner for 50 people in New Orleans. This exclusive culinary and wine experience promises an unforgettable evening filled with exquisite flavors, expertly crafted dishes and the finest wines, taking place at The Grill Room in New Orleans on Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m., with proceeds from the evening supporting the Emeril Lagasse Foundation.

This unprecedented collaboration brings together a collective of culinary experts, each acclaimed for their unique culinary style and mastery of flavors. Guests will have the opportunity to experience firsthand as they join forces to deliver a multi-course feast showcasing gastronomic artistry and wine expertise. The evening at Windsor Court begins in Le Salon with canapés, champagne, caviar and martinis, followed by dinner and dessert in The Grill Room.

The lineup of participating chefs includes:

  • Anthony Gray, Chef De Cuisine of Le Bernardin
  • Jiho Kim, Executive Chef/Partner at Joomak Banjum
  • Okan Kizilbayir, Chef de Cuisine at Salt
  • E.J. Lagasse, Chef Patron of Emeril’s
  • Mitchell Lienhard, Co-Founder and Culinary & Kitchen Operations at Suited Hospitality

These culinary maestros present an exquisite menu, carefully curated to tantalize the taste buds and showcase a diversity of flavors and textures. Each with their own unique and deep understanding of ingredients, innovative techniques, and unwavering dedication to excellence, the evening promises to transport guests with a culinary journey.

Elevating this extraordinary dining experience further, an expert Sommelier and Wine Maker, Michael Kennedy, will pair each course with exceptional wines sourced from renowned vineyards around the world. From crisp whites to bold reds, each wine selection has been meticulously chosen to enhance the flavors of the dishes, resulting in a symphony of taste.

“We are thrilled to bring together these remarkable talents for a night of culinary magic,” said Ralph Mahana, general manager of The Windsor Court. “The collaboration between these esteemed chefs promises an evening of unrivaled dining experience, where the boundaries of taste and creativity will be pushed to new heights.”

Proceeds from the dinner go to the Emeril Lagasse Foundation. The foundation is a public charity that seeks to inspire, mentor, and enable youth to reach their full potential through culinary, nutrition and arts education with a focus on life skills development. The foundation supports programs throughout the year such as the Community Grants program, Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen, and the Aaron Sanchez Impact Fund.

The black-tie event tickets are $1,250 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Food and wine enthusiasts, eager to indulge in this extraordinary experience, are encouraged to secure their seats early.

For ticket information and reservations, please contact The Grill Room at (504) 522-1994. To learn more about The Windsor Court call 800-262-2662 or visit, and follow on Facebook @thewindsorcourt and Instagram @thewindsorcourt.


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