Upcoming Eat Club Dinners
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When I read this menu, I smiled. It’s been so long since a menu in French had been placed before me by a New Orleans restaurant. It recalled all the many French places we once had but no longer do. (Have you heard that Chateau du Lac has closed?)
Zohreh Khaleghi is in charge of this one. The unusual name dates back to its earliest days, when its then-chef cooked French classics with a blowtorch. Ever since moving to the 100-year-old building on Magazine at Octavia streets, it shifted away from the show and put all the effort into the kitchen. This is a great time to have our dinner at the Flaming Torch. The fireplace in the middle of the dining room makes it atmospheric on these occasionally cold evenings. I think you’ll find the six-course menu as appealing as I do:
The famous seafood stew/soup, involving mussels, local shrimp, clams, and Gulf fish.
Flaming Torch Salade
Mixed greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, hearts of palm, raspberry vinaigrette
Crevettes Biere Brune
Big shrimp prepared in the Creole barbecue style, with dark beer in the sauce
Fresh salmon with crabmeat,with sauce of tarragon and turmeric.
Canard Chambord Roti, Beurre Noisette
Roast duckling with cherries, Chambord liqueur (honey and raspberry) and brown butter
Rich custard layered with contrasting layers of caramel
Wines From M. Chapoutier
We’ll begin with a reception appetizer and wine, and then away we go with five more courses, each paired with another wine. The price is $75 inclusive of tax, tip and wines.