Emeril’s Restaurant Debuts New Lunch Hours and New Chef de Cuisine
NEW ORLEANS, LA (Monday, February 11, 2008) – Long-time patrons, business and leisure travelers alike, have a new destination for lunch beginning Monday, February 11, as Emeril’s New Orleans expands lunch service to five days a week. Lunch will be offered Monday through Friday from 11:30am-2:00pm, along with dinner service from 6:00pm-10:00pm Monday-Sunday.
From February 11 until March 11, Emeril’s will donate 10% of lunch sales to Café Reconcile, the non-profit where at-risk youth gain social-entrepreneurship and hospitality experience by working in the lunchtime eatery. Chef Emeril Lagasse is helping develop a Culinary Learning Center at Café Reconcile on the second floor of the five-story building in Central City.
Guests can now enjoy the inspired cuisine of Emeril’s new Chef de Cuisine David Slater. An eight year veteran of the Emeril’s family, the Toronto-native has cooked professionally since 1998, with experiences at Emeril’s Orlando and admired restaurants in New Orleans and Manhattan.
“Emeril’s has always been a vibrant spot at night, but it takes on a whole new ambiance during the day,” says David Slater. “Chef Emeril constantly brings innovative and fresh ideas to the table and we’re happy to extend our weekday dining options.”
Slater describes his culinary style as strongly influenced by New Orleans arts and culture, utilizing the local bounty and flavors and combining them with an unexpected element. Chef Emeril’s “new New Orleans” cuisine, creative sauces, and hearty flavors are all there, as are new tastes such as Ancho Glazed Hanger Steak Frites with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Crab Chimichurri, Crispy Yellow Tuna Melt with Shaved Celery Salad & Three Cheese Fondue, and Maple-Rosemary Glazed Chicken Breast with Confit Leg, Kale, Benton’s Bacon & Mustard Jus.
For lunch or dinner reservations, please call 228-314-1515 or visit emerils.com. Complimentary valet parking is available in front of the restaurant.