500BestSquareVegetarian Tasting Menu @ Restaurant August

Vegetarian dining in New Orleans restaurants reached a new peak in 2011, when Chef Jon Besh introduced something previously unheard of in these parts. It’s a major chef’s tasting menu, in which all the dishes are meatless. The contents of this change nightly, but draw upon resources John has developed in his own farmlet behind La Provence, and outfits like Covey Rise Farm. If you’re not a vegetarian, try ordering this menu and adding a regular entree to it–perhaps splitting everything at the table. We did that one night and found it spectacular.

Restaurant August. CBD: 301 Tchoupitoulas. 504-299-9777.

This is among the 500 best dishes in New Orleans area restaurants. Click here for a list of the other 499.

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