FRIDAY FUN IN THE FAUBOURG
Enjoy glasses of wine as you watch the sunset over Bayou St. John.
It’s Vino on the Bayou at The Pitot House (1440 Moss St.) tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Come enjoy the wine tasting event of the Fall season. Enjoy a glass of wine and the live music of the Jesse Morrow Trio while watching the sunset on Bayou St. John.
$5 admission for Louisiana Landmarks Society members and $10 general admission.
No reservations. Tickets sold at gate only. (1440 Moss on beautiful Bayou St. John)
New Orleans native Poppy Tooker will be signing: Mme. Bégué’s Recipes of Old New Orleans Creole Cookery.Wine selections are donated by Cork & Bottle Fine Wines, located in the American Can Company on Orleans Ave.
“Slow food advocate and author Poppy Tooker revives the work of one of New Orleans’ first famous chefs in Mme. Begue’s Recipes of Old New Orleans Creole Cookery (Pelican). The cookbook was first published in 1900 and has been out of print since 1937. Tooker’s new edition sheds light on the legendary Madame Begue and makes her recipes more accessible to contemporary home cooks.
Madame Begue came to New Orleans in 1853 as Elizabeth Kettenring. She opened Dutrey’s coffee shop in 1863 with her first husband Louis Dutreuil, a French Market butcher. When Dutreuil died, she married bartender Hippolyte Begue, and they renamed the French Quarter restaurant Begue’s. The restaurant’s popularity and her fame rose dramatically during the 1884 Cotton Exhibition, which brought an influx of tourists to New Orleans.
“At that time she became the No. 1 tourist attraction in this city,” Tooker says. “[Visitors] could actually see her in her kitchen at her coal-burning stove surrounded by her copper pots.”
Begue’s served an elaborate “second breakfast,” which evolved into New Orleans’ brunch tradition. The menu included classic dishes such as shrimp jambalaya, crawfish bisque and Creole gumbo. In the book, Tooker’s updated recipes appear alongside Begue’s original recipes.
Tooker says Begue’s recipes are “some of the purest records of the original Creole cuisine that put New Orleans on the map.” — BRAD RHINES”
Friday Free For All, November 9, 6-8pm
Peggy Hymel is joining Swirl Wine Bar & Market this evening for a Latin wine themed evening with wines from Chile, Argentina and Spain! Walter is out this week, but Swirl Wine Bar & Market is working on a guest appearance from one of their favorite chefs…Check out their Facebook page for the lineup, chef and menu!
Swirl Wine Bar & Market | 3143 Ponce de Leon Street | New Orleans | 504.304.0635