New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
Wine Dinner At Arnaud’s

Arnaud’s cornucopian repast will be washed down with the wines of Donati Family Winery, inland from the Central Coast south of Paso Robles. Big reds are the specialty, and three of those will be paired in between three whites. Here’s what Arnaud’s longtime chef Tommy Digiovanni has planned for us:

Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Soufflé potatoes with béarnaise sauce; fried shrimp stuffed with jalapeño and brie; oyster en brochette with marchand de vin sauce
Wine: Sorelle per Sempre Chardonnay, Central Coast 2011

Crawfish Tails & Celeriac
Wine: Donati Pinot Blanc, Central Coast 2010

Mirliton, Black Eyed Pea, Tasso & Tomato Soup
Wine: Donati Claret, Paicines 2010

Quail Louie
Raspberry demi-glace, jalapeno grits cake, quail egg sunny side up
Wine: Donati Cabernet Sauvignon, Paicines 2010

Lamb Rack Diablo
Dijon crust, peas & mushrooms
Wine: Donati Ezio, Paicines 2010

Grand Marnier Soufflé
Wine: Donati Pinot Blanc Late Harvest 2010

The price of the dinner is $135 inclusive. Reservations are essential at the number below.

French Quarter: 813 Bienville. 504-523-5433.

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