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COOLinary New Orleans: Dining Deals and Taste Explosions

For the month of August, enjoy gourmet meals at upscale New Orleans restaurants for COOLinary, offering discounted lunch and dinner menus.

Simply put, New Orleans restaurants are the best. If consistently attacking your taste buds with greatness wasn’t reason enough to declare your love from the rooftops, this summer, many restaurants here in the Big Easy have been throwing out dining deals left and right. And now that August has begun, the greatest dining discount celebration is upon us. For COOLinary New Orleans, the best New Orleans restaurants are offering gourmet  two – three course lunch menus for $20 or less and three course dinner menus for $35 or less all month long.

French Quarter restaurant Arnaud’s is one of the guilty parties that has been tantalizing my taste buds lately on Instagram, flaunting their gourmet dishes in front of me in all their drizzled, blackened, poached, and encrusted glory leading up to the start of COOLinary. For example, our Instagram Pick of the Week is this photo of one of the items on their COOLinary menu, Cornish Game Hen with Basil Honey, Roasted Pecans, and Stilton Cheese served alongside a Stone Ground Grit Cake. My reaction included sounds of slurps and mumbles of “Give. Me. Now.” So, I figured I would pass on the temptation.

Other restaurants that are ready and waiting to hook you up include award-winning kitchens like Upperline, Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar, Coquette, The Bombay Club, Café Degas, Kingfish, and Martinique Bistro, among plenty of other participating New Orleans restaurants. Many of the restaurants are creating special new dishes just for this culinary celebration, and some chefs use this opportunity to really show off their skill to new diners.

If there is an upscale gourmet New Orleans restaurant that you have been dying to experience, folks, now is the time! COOLinary makes the best dining in the city accessible and even more fun. So get out and enjoy one of the things people around the country, and even the world, are jealous of us for: our New Orleans cuisine.

Because New Orleans is all about extravagance, the New Orleans CVB is offering even more lagniappe with a special COOLinary contest through August. Enter to win an exciting package of gift cards from famous New Orleans restaurants by submitting your email.

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