GARDEN DISTRICT? Commander's Palace is launching a wine dinner series in celebration of the Grand Award from Wine Spectator. The first dinner is tonight at 6:30pm, featuring Dimitri Bazas of Maison Champy and Bruno Lafon of the Comtes Lafon Family. The menu includes a quail turducken. $125/person (plus tax & gratuity). Limited seating still available, reservations at 504-899-9591. [EaterWire]
EVERYWHERE? Root currently leads the restaurants nominated for New Orleans' So Hot Right Now Eater Award. The top three finalists are decided by readers, so vote now. Already decided... Chef of the Year finalists: Phillip Lopez, Michael Doyle and Justin Devillier. And Restaurant of the Year Finalists: Domenica, Restaurant August, and Cochon.
Commander's Palace [Photo: Nikki Mayeux]