CBD? St. James Cheese Co. and Ste. Marie are teaming up for a parmesan and wine dinner on Monday, September 16 at 7 p.m. Cheesemongers Justin Trosclair and Casey Foote will cut into a wheel of Parmesan Reggiano, and a 5-course dinner will be prepared by chef Kristen Essig. $85, all inclusive at Ste. Marie. (504) 304-6988 for reservations. [Eaterwire]
UPTOWN? St. James is also holding their annual Curds & Cocktails competition for local bartenders. A $1000 grand prize is awarded to the best original cocktail and cheese pairing, $300 for runner up. First Round of Judging is September 29. Call (504) 899-4737 for info/to sign up. [Eaterwire]
QUARTER? Ralph Brennan and his team are currently in the process of "revamping the property's electrical, plumbing and heating and air conditioning systems" at The Big Pink, reports Jaquetta White. Check out pictures on The Advocate and at NoDef too. [Advocate, NoDef]
NOLA? This Friday, September 13, New Orleans celebrates the 14th annual Carnaval Latino with a Parade of the Americas rolling from Washington Square Park to the Convention Center at 7 p.m. and a post-party at Harrah's. Chris Waddington has many more details, including the weekend's music and food line up. [NOLA.com]
QUARTER? Galatoire's is hosting a wine-pairing dinner on September 25, featuring Spring Mountain Vineyard's finest with passed hors d'oeuvres and a 4-course dinner prepared by cheftestapants Michael Sichel. $100, all inclusive. (504) 525-2021 for reservations.
St. James Cheese Company [Photo: Yelp/Julia S. ]