Located in uptown
New Orleans, Louisiana
513 Octavia Street
(corner of Laurel)
Please join us for a presentation, food tasting, and booksigning celebrating the release of author and photographer Ann Benoit's new book, NEW ORLEANS' BEST ETHNIC RESTAURANTS.
New Orleans embraces international cuisine with gusto. From its European heritage to more recent culinary infusions from Vietnamese, Croatian, Greek, and Mexican cultures, the Crescent City is now home to hundreds of mouthwatering ethnic restaurants. One hundred of the best ethnic eateries open their doors and their kitchens in this luscious cookbook.
Ann Benoit takes you on a culinary tour of the continents without ever leaving New Orleans. Chosen for their excellence in food and history, iconic eateries such as Galatoire’s and Pho Tau Bay transport the reader from local Creole cuisine to spicy Vietnamese creations. Benoit also reveals such treasures as the Mediterranean gem Fatoush. From the classic Southern food of Praline Connection, hop the pond to the flavors of Europe at La Provence, the Irish House, or Taste of Bavaria. Café Abyssinia, Byblos, and Mona’s Café conjure the delicate flavor of African and Middle Eastern cuisine. Fire up your taste buds at Asian restaurants such as Megumi and Trey Yuen. Complete your gastronomic adventure with a sweet treat; Sucré and Angelo Brocato’s provide French and Italian delights. Featured local festivals celebrating the heritage of every continent bring seasonal excitement to the menu.
Gorgeous photographs capture the atmosphere and flavor of every restaurant, and a chef from each has contributed a signature recipe that can be easily prepared at home. Stories and flavors infuse the pages, making this cookbook the perfect companion for both reminiscing and creating.
A number of the featured restaurants in our neighborhoods will participate in the event and will provide tastes, including:
Ann Benoit lives, loves, photographs, writes, and most importantly eats in New Orleans. A full-time book packager with an expertise in culinary books, she pursues her serious avocations of writing, food, and photography. Former assistant attorney general for the State of Louisiana, Benoit is also the former chief of the antitrust and business litigation section of the Louisiana Department of Justice, former executive director of the Plaquemines Community Care Center, and former chief of the family law division of the Pro Bono Project of New Orleans. She is a graduate of Loyola School of Law, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Mount Carmel Academy.