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United Way’s 15th Annual “Got Gumbo?” Cook-off

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This was our first year participating in the United Way’s annual “Got Gumbo?” Cook-off, and I can safely say that this won’t be the last time that we throw our hat in the ring! In addition to good drinks, lively music, and enough gumbo options to overwhelm even the heartiest of appetites, the proceeds from the event help fund a fantastic cause.

Palate New Orleans provided portions of seafood gumbo to over 400 attendees and decorated a lovely Louisiana bayou themed table- complete with pirogues, crab nets, oyster shells and irises. We ended the night with a second place finish in the Best Seafood Gumbo category.

Read more about the details of the night on Nola.com. Laura Cayouette also covers the night’s events in her L.A. to N.O.LA blog, where she lists Palate New Orleans’ table as her “favorite float display.” Thanks, Laura!

All in all, it was a fantastic night. But, our Chef, Walker Geoffray, has one competitive spirit! So, I’m sure next year will be one for the books. Make sure not to miss us at the next annual Got Gumbo cook-off and support a fantastic cause, The United Way.

Palate New Orleans & A Little R&R

Palate New Orleans has recently been featured in the 2015 publication of Race & Religious’ Event Brochure! Race & Religious is a gorgeous New Orleans venue that features eclectic decor with a European feel. We’ve had a long time relationship with this stunning venue and we are so pleased each and every time that we have the opportunity to work in the space! In our opinion, it is the perfect backdrop for unique florals and inventive cuisine.

Check out photos of the venue and our half page advertisement in the brochure (featured on page six.)

Race & Religious Event Brochure

Or, visit eleGALA.com. You can find Palate New Orleans listed under the Preferred Partners section on Race & Religious’ page.

Race & Religious on eleGALA.com


Food Photography: Sam Hanna I Floral Photography: Katie Morris

Viva Las Vegas! Debutante Party

Palate New Orleans was thrilled to be a part of the Las Vegas themed debutante party of Caroline Drennan and Sage Laborde. Bang Bang Lobster and Rack of Lamb was served to the VIP guests pre-party. We started off the beginning of the night with passed Rough Cut Tuna Nachos and Chilean Seabass. However, our favorite part of the night may have been our Seafood & Steak Savory Martini Bar. Taking a note from the City of Lights, our “bartenders” put on a show while shaking up a delicious mix of ingredients, poured in a martini glass which was rimmed with spice and herbs and garnished with a pickled okra or pepper. Among the other items served were Pork Tenderloin au Provence with Mushroom Risotto and New Orleans Steak Frite with Truffle Brabant Potatoes. The curtain call of the night was our Sirloin Burger and Grilled Pimento Cheese.

Palate New Orleans’ performance as well as the other show-stopping details of the night were published on Nola.com. Be sure to check-out photographs and the raving review!

Palate New Orleans for Viva Las Vegas Debutante Party!

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