3 Local Restaurants Celebrate The Season With New Summer Menus, Specials, Happy Hours

NEW ORLEANS – Emeril’s New Orleans, 800 Tchoupitoulas St., and Emeril’s Delmonico, 1300 St. Charles Ave., are celebrating summer by launching specially priced, three-course tasting menus available during dinner. From July 1 through August 31, guests can enjoy these Taste of Summer dinner menus at each location.
         Menus will feature contemporary New Orleans dishes highlighting local and seasonal ingredients, and include a choice of three starters, three main entrees and two desserts, with an optional wine pairing for an additional cost.
         Emeril’s Delmonico will delight with a mix of light and decadent course options, including refreshing Watermelon Feta Salad and savory shrimp, crab and mirliton bisque, for starters, reps said. Bold flavors are infused in the entrée selections with fried oyster bordelaise, served with fresh linguine, artichoke, mushrooms, tomatoes and parmesan, and bourbon braised pork shank, with bacon smothered green beans, sweet potato grits and Alabama peach. The menu is priced at $45 (plus tax and gratuity). Optional wine and cocktail pairings are available for $40 or $24 per person, respectively.
         Anthony Scanio serves as chef de cuisine at Emeril’s Delmonico. Scanio's vision and flavor for Delmonico is expressed through his creole heritage and fresh, clean, ingredient-based approach to cooking, keeping in tradition with Chef Emeril's signature “new New Orleans” cuisine, reps said.
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         Emeril’s New Orleans’ Taste of Summer dinner menu is available for $40 (plus tax and gratuity) and features entrees like Gulf swordfish escabeche, with sweet potato tostones, and the Bag of Clams – Chef David Slater’s take on a clam bake – paired with summer squash spaghetti, tomato, artichoke and pancetta. End the meal on a high note with banana rum cake, served with mango curd, coconut chantilly and brûléed banana, or milk chocolate mousse, with stone fruit compote, candied cherry and Marcona almonds. An optional wine pairing is available for $25 per person.
         At the helm is chef de cuisine David Slater, who works closely with Chef Emeril to push culinary boundaries and deliver bold and diverse flavors for a one-of-a-kind dining experience with unparalleled service and a festive unpretentious setting, reps said.
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         To help beat the New Orleans’ heat, Trinity, 1117 Decatur St., is introducing new daily Happy Hour specials. Available now throughout the summer, guests can kick back and sip on refreshing cocktails created by the restaurants infamous bar crew along with bites by Chef Michael Isolani.
         Indulge in oysters and Cava from open to close every Tuesday – Thursday. Choose from a variety of oysters like smoked with deviled eggs, horseradish and Cajun caviar; fried with bamboo shoots, chili-oyster sauce and scallions; or good old fashioned raw with lemon, herbsaint mignonette and radish sprouts; add a glass of Cava to sip with your oysters for only $4.
         In addition, check out the revamped summer Happy Hour menu. It’s the perfect way to take the edge off from a long hot day and chill, reps said.
         Trinity’s summer Happy Hours run Tuesday to Thursday, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Friday to Sunday, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., at the front bar only.
         Trinity’s Happy Hour menu includes:
• Fried Oysters $10
Chili oyster sauce, coleslaw, pickled okra
• Smoked Oysters $8
Deviled eggs, horseradish, Cajun caviar
• Octopus Carpaccio $10
Yuzu, rayu oil, chickpea puree
• Crawfish & Fontina Beignets $10
Tarragon aioli
• Pommes Frites $6
Buttermilk aioli
• Bottled domestic beers $4
• Draft beers $5
• Martinis $5
• House Wines – Red, White, Sparkling, Rose $6
• Drink of the day $7
         Classic and craft cocktails ranging from $10 – $16 include standouts like the Garden Margarita with Exotica, Ancho Reyes, Pernod and jalapeno; French 75 with Nolet’s Gin or Poerre Ferrand, lemon and Cava; and Bulleit Bourbon Old Fashioned with Bulleit, orange, Luxardo cherries and orange bitters.
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