Upcoming Eat Club Dinners

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Can you imagine an Eat Club dinner at a restaurant called Stinky’s Fish Camp? Me neither. Which explains why the owners of that Florida Gulf Coast restaurant, when they opened a new restaurant in the glittering Hotel Inter-Continental on St. Charles Avenue, they called it “Trenasse.” Interesting name: it’s what Cajuns call the passageways through the wetlands that they run their pirogues in search of fresh dish and shellfish. The suggestion is that Trenasse is full of Louisiana seafood of all kinds–which, indeed, it is. I was impressed immediately by this big inventory, particularly the number of exciting treatments they have for oysters from their wet bar. On a later visit, I found that there was much more to the place than seafood.

But the best illustration of Trenasse’s capabilities is this menu, which will be served to us when we hold our first Eat Club in the restaurant. I have a feeling it will not be the last. Here’s the deal:

Passed-Around Louisiana Gulf Oysters Seven Ways
Bienville, Rockefeller, garlic butter, gratin, pancetta, Intercontinental, and raw on the half shell.

Trenasse Gazpacho With Boiled Shrimp
House-made pickled vegetables

Jumbo Lump Crabmeat with Fried Quail Egg
Spinach espuma (foam)

Grilled Veal Chop Chasseur
In the hunter’s style, local chanterelle mushrooms, oven-roasted romaine hearts

Heaven and Earth
Layered chocolate, mocha, and almond semifreddo, Oreo cookie crust.

We will have wines throughout the dinner, but I don’t know what they are just yet. Check back here for that data. The price of the dinner is $85 per person, inclusive of tax, tip and wines. Free valet parking can be had at the hotel entrance

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Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Elfert 4
Melchert 2
Chighizola 2
Lousteau 2
Bekeris 3
Giancola 2
Michael V 2
Foren 2
Dumun 1
Gamallo 2
Zander 4
McMillan 2
Cluff 2
Allen 5
DeMarco 2
Klein 2
Perret 2
Comeaux 2

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  1. Larry centola on August 6, 2017

    Just came across your July 1980 Figero top 100 restaurants

  2. Penelope Forrest on August 9, 2017

    Loved Reading about the Marys’ trip to England. I’m getting ready to go across the pond at the end of September however I will be driving south to Cornwall and exploring that part of England. If your wife has been to Cornwall I’d love to hear of her exploits and any traveling tips she might have.

  3. James Lindsay on August 16, 2017

    why isn’t the Grill Room at the Windsor Court included in your list of restaurants?