Restaurant August

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Pastry Chef Kelly Fields of Restaurant August - New Orleans, LA

301 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 299-9777
www.restaurantaugust.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-2pm; Mon-Sun 5pm-10pm

Restaurant August is the center of the John Besh universe and one of the few true fine-dining restaurants in New Orleans. There’s a certain front- and back-of-house magic happening at August with brothers Jeff (general manger) and Michael Gulotta (chef and partner) running the show. Add in the seasoned service of Sommelier Erin White and a sweets menu from 2012 Rising Star Pastry Chef Kelly Fields, and diners find their evening transformed, caught up in the flurry of tasting menus, pairings, and sumptuous French-meets-New-Orleans cuisine. White offers more than 30 by-the-glass options to pair with Gulotta’s technically steady and nuanced dishes—the best of which take a dip in Gulf waters and dive into the miracle that is Mangalitsa pork. Fields’ desserts work off the honest premise that pastry should taste intensely of its core ingredients. An espresso ice cream goes down like a short, sweet shot, and a creamsicle bursts onto the palate with fresh citrus and tangy buttermilk. All said, tasted, and considered, the restaurant that made Besh is still making a big mark on the New Orleans dining scene.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Fried Soft Shell Crab, Jumbo Lump Crab Meat, Almond Custard, Brown Butter Meunier Sauce, and Sautéed Marcona Almonds
  • House-cured Mangalitsa Guanciale, Gold Rush Apple, Fennel, Guanciale Mousse, Carraway Seed Lavash, Hard Herbs, and Crispy Guanciale
  • Toasted Marshmallow, Banana Pudding, Peanut Butter Powder, Caramelized Bananas, Nilla Wafer Ice Cream, and Banana Meringue
  • Satsuma Creamsicle: Buttermilk Cake, Buttermilk Foam, Local Citrus, Vanilla Meringue, and Satsuma Sorbet

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