Café NOMA’s Artful Palate series offers eight cooking demos

Chef Chris Montero prepares a dish before an audience at Café NOMA’s summer-season Artful Palate series of cooking demonstrations. Photo courtesy of The New Orleans Advocate.

Chefs of the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group will demonstrate their own culinary masterpieces at Café NOMA’s “Artful Palate,” the sixth-annual summer cooking series featuring eight artfully inspired demonstrations at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Café guests and patrons may partake in the presentation, and savor samples as each artful dish is created.

The series complements the museum’s additional Friday Nights at NOMA programming, including live music, movie screenings, lectures, a family-activity table and other activities—FREE to NOMA members; standard admission prices apply to others. The 2017 Artful Palate series is held every Friday night at 6:30 p.m. from July 14 to September 1. There is no additional charge and seating is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Come early for an evening of enlightening art appreciation—in the very best of taste!

In conjunction with the launch of NOMA’s exhibition Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans, the talented executive chefs and sous chefs of Café NOMA, Ralph’s on the Park, Red Fish Grill, Brennan’s, and Napoleon House will share their culinary vision inspired by the exhibit with a focus on the evolution of contemporary New Orleans food trends.

The Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group is proud to operate Café NOMA, one of the “Best Museum Restaurants in America” according to Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine magazines.

Guests can enjoy discounted menu items before cooking demonstrations:
$10 Specialty flatbread pizza with a glass of house red or white wine
$15 Select bottles of wine
$5 Select wines by the glass
$7 Select artful cocktails

Summer 2017 Schedule

July 14 | Farm to Table, presented by Chris Montero, Café NOMA culinary curator and Napoleon House executive chef. NOTE: NOMA will host a Bastille Day Fête on July 14; admission is $5 to non-members. The cooking demonstration will be presented in Stern Auditorium rather than the cafe.

July 21 | Multicultural Food in a Modern New Orlean, presented by Knut Mjelde, Ralph’s on the Park sous chef

July 28 | Dock to Pot, presented by Austin Kirzner, Red Fish Grill executive chef

August 4 | Latin American influences and Their Role in the Rebuilding of Our City, presented by Ryan Hacker, Brennan’s sous chef

August 11 | Eating Clean: How to make healthy choices, presented by Chris Fite, Café NOMA chef

August 18 | Organic Cooking, presented by Chris Vazquez, Heritage Grill executive chef

August 25 | Comfort Food, presented by Austin Egan, Red Fish Grill sous chef

September 1 |  The Ultimate Date Night – Natural Aphrodisiacs and the Art of Plating, presented by John Navarria, Brennan’s sous chef