Upcoming Eat Club Dinners

Flaming Torch
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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:

Zohreh Khaleghi, owner of the Flaming Torch.

Zohreh Khaleghi, owner of the Flaming Torch.

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

Saumon Grille
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

Creme Brulee
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.

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Dumun 1
Traina 2
Albert 2
Cambre 2

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  1. Ogden Hall on February 2, 2017

    Unfortunately this is one Eat Club Dinner that is not going to happen due to the arson committed Saturday night. If you’d like to make a donation to help with the recovery you can do so here:

  2. Elliott Cowand on February 4, 2017

    Hi Tom,

    Happy to see has a link to the arson relief for the Flaming Torch.
    Have you had a chance to mention the Flaming Torch gofundme campaign on air yet?



  3. Elliott Cowand on February 4, 2017

    Hi Tom,

    Instead of canceling the Eat Club at the Flaming Torch, do you think another restaurant might open its doors to Zohreh Khaleghi to come in on a night they are closed?



    It’s a good idea, but we don’t have enough time to gather enough people to make it happen. As it was, our original promotion–which had only gathered about ten attendees so far (that it normal).

  4. Elliott Cowand on February 7, 2017

    Understand. Thought perhaps the Eat Club “benefit” for Flaming Torch could be rescheduled for a later date.
    On another note, assume you’ve read the interesting TP article about the origins of the poboy being earlier than we were led to believe:



  5. Ronald R Lowe on February 13, 2017

    Any cruise/land trips planned for this Fall, 2017 or next Spring, 2018? Ronald

    We’re thinking about the British Isles in the fall, but no plans yet.

  6. Offshore Gourmet on February 15, 2017

    WWL-FM Radio, 105.3 continues to make a huge programming blunder. Tom must be on from 1100 to 1500 each day (11AM to 3PM). The program(s) on during that time frame are terrible and I hate it. I do not listen to WWL FM at all unless Tom is on it! Come on WWL-FM give us what your listeners really want!
    Thanks for the flattering words, but if you thought I was on the air from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., you haven’t been listening much. I have been 3-6 p.m.–my own favorite time to be on–for about five years now.

    When you puzzle out the great advantages of the new schedule, you will see what I mean.
    Tastefully yours,
    Tom Fitzmorris

  7. Thomas Jameson on February 19, 2017

    No comment. Just a question. Do you know of any good places to get a very good steak in Lafayette?

    The excellent Baton Rouge Italian and Steak restaurant Ruffino’s would be my pick.