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Kenton’s Jonathan Klaskala Takes Over Liberty’s Kitchen Tomorrow Night

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  • Kenton’s Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Klaskala pops into Liberty’s Kitchen (300 N. Broad) tomorrow night for a special dinner benefiting the youth development and school nutrition programming. The menu includes fried beef fat potato with creme fraiche and trout roe; crispy grits with country ham and bourbon aioli; shrimp toast with ginger aioli and celery; green tomatoes with buttermilk dressing, roasted garlic, and cilantro; smoked trout with mushrooms, charred red onions, and fried capers; and vanilla buttermilk panna cotta with strawberries, fennel shortbread, and basil. The event is BYOB. Doors open at 6 pm and dinner is served at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $50 and should be purchased here.
  • Christina Handy from Metairie ate 2.51 pounds of crawfish meat to win the Peel N’ Eat Crawfish Eating Competition at the Crawfish Mambo, the city’s largest crawfish boil, on Saturday. At the all-you-can-eat crawfish event at UNO Lakefront, more than 45 boil teams competed in the Best of the Boil competition, with first place going to Dhose Bodacious Crawfish from DBC Bar and Grill. DBC Bar and Grill is a daiquiri shop located in Metairie on Veteran’s Boulevard. [WGNO]
  • Chef Aarón Sánchez of Johnny Sánchez restaurant tells the world that his tacos are best with a Coke in a new Coca-Cola campaign.
  • An estimated 5000 picnic-goers dressed all in white and toting fine china attended this year’s Dîner en Blanc. NOLA.COM has pics of the “stylish, sunset soiree.” [NOLA.COM]
  • Mandeville’s Gio's Villa Vanchere restaurant is moving from the East Causeway Approach at the end of May to the historic district. Giovanni "Gio" Vancheri, owner and executive chef, bought the new building at 690 Lafitte St. in Old Mandeville, which previously housed Opal Basil. The new spot near the Mandeville Trailhead will open on June 17. [NOLA.COM]

Liberty's Kitchen

300 North Broad Street, , LA 70119 (504) 822-4011 Visit Website


, , LA 70115 (504) 891-1177 Visit Website