When Gabe and I booked our trip to NOLA, the very first place I made reservations at was Restaurant August. I have been a fan of Chef John Besh for a very long time. I was super excited to check out his signature restaurant in NOLA.
We went to August for lunch and took advantage of their prix fixe menu. $20.13 for a three course meal. You cannot find a better deal in NOLA. I took a seat in this beautiful restaurant and promptly ordered a Pisco Sour, which was the perfect start to our vacation.
I ordered the Pate Of Local Pork house made pickles and marmalade's with toasted brioche. Seriously delicious. The marmalade's were to die for, my favorite being the apple pear.
For our entree's, I ordered the yam and ricotta cavatelli (brussel sprouts, duck confit and black trumpet mushrooms). The duck was very moist and paired perfectly with the yam.
James Beards's 2013 lineup and I can see why. I was overly impressed with the presentation of each food. I almost felt like I was eating art. I will be returning to Restaurant August in future trips to the big easy.