Tabasco To Be Featured On Menus At First-Ever Restaurant Week

NEW ORLEANS – To celebrate its 150th anniversary, McIlhenny Company, maker of Tabasco Sauce, will hold a "Taste of Tabasco Week" from Jan. 28 – Feb. 3 in New Orleans.

This special restaurant week, arranged with the help of the Louisiana Restaurant Association, will feature Tabasco products in special menus at dozens of restaurants across the city including long-time institutions such as Antoine's, Bayona, Galatoire's Restaurant. 

Dozens of New Orleans’ notable chefs and culinary hotspots will participate by offering exclusive menus and dishes infused with Tabasco Sauce. Diners are encouraged to post photos of dishes on social media with the hashtag  #TABASCO150.

“What better way to mark this historic milestone than with delicious foods prepared by the talented chefs who have made New Orleans a culinary destination,” said Anthony ”Tony” Simmons, president & CEO of McIlhenny Company and fifth-generation McIlhenny family member.

“My great-great-grandfather, Edmund McIlhenny, started making Tabasco sauce 150 years ago on Avery Island. He’d be proud to know that same recipe continues to enliven the flavors of food and drinks today.”

Visit for a complete list of participating restaurants and special menus, and to make your reservations through OpenTable.

-By Jenny Peterson, Associate News Editor, Biz New Orleans

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