NEW ORLEANS — King, Kimpton Hotel Fontenot’s newly opened brasserie and bar, is hosting a Garden Party at the restaurant on Friday, Sept. 15. Guests will enjoy a three-course taste of the French Riviera prepared by Executive Chef Samuel Peery paired with complimentary Moet and Chandon offerings. DJ Spinelli will provide tunes for the duration of the event, 11 a.m to 3 p.m., and Moet will bring a hedge wall and the Moet cart for fun photo ops.
The special prix fixe lunch menu will start out with Pastry Chef Lanna Talley’s Quiche with Summer Truffles with delicious golden chanterelles. The second course will bring late summer vegetable succotash, tarragon and sweet corn butter into a dish of Marcona Almond Crusted Sea Scallops. Finishing the meal is the Santa Rosa Plum Pavlova with orange crumble and the flavors of smoked black peppercorn and sage. Each dish has their own unique beverage paired to enhance the flavors and experience.
The Friday Garden Party will further introduce diners in the city to King’s menu rooted in the beloved brasseries of the French Riviera region while also weaving in the flavors and traditions of New Orleans and the freshest Gulf seafood. A few of the King menu favorites include the Crawfish Beignets with crab fat aioli, the Grilled Octopus with a vadouvan and sweet potato curry and lardons of Benton’s bacon to give it a smoky finish, the Gulf Fish, the Wild Boar Provençale, and the King Carbonara with a sauce made from sea urchin, reduced cream and parmesan. But there’s much more to explore. And don’t forget the King Bread Service with baguette, focaccia, brioche, caviar tapenade, olive oil and whipped butter.
Details on the Garden Party’s three courses are included below. The prix fixe meal is $45 per person. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at kingbrasserieandbar.com.
Chef Lanna’s Quiche with Summer Truffles
Golden chanterelles, baby gem lettuce, mimolette cheese
Chandon garden spritz
Marcona Almond Crusted Sea Scallops
Late summer vegetable succotash, tarragon, sweet corn butter
Moet Blanc de Blanc
Santa Rosa Plum Pavlova
Orange crumble, smoked black peppercorn, sage
Hennessy French 75
WHEN: Friday, September 15, 2023 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: King brasserie & bar
521 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130
King is open for breakfast daily 7 – 11 a.m., and for lunch Friday through Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday 5 – 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5 – 10 p.m. More information on King can be found at kingbrasserieandbar.com. You can also follow King on Instagram at @kingbrasserienola and Peacock Room on Instagram @peacockroomnola.