On Monday, April 20, Galatoire’s Restaurant in New Orleans’ French Quarter will celebrate its 110-year history with a selection of favorites from the original 1905 menu. Guests will be served cocktails with hand-chipped ice, and live entertainment will be provided by the Gumbo Trio, a local jazz band.
Now in its fifth generation in the Galatoire family, the restaurant — recently named one of The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Restaurants in America— has welcomed some of the country’s most illustrious diners. “One Friday, President Ronald Reagan placed a call to former U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston, who happened to be waiting in line for a table at Galatoire’s,” according to restaurant lore. “After the President’s call ended, Senator Johnston graciously returned to his position in line.”
The menu, featuring selections from Galatoire’s original “Blue Bible” menu, includes oysters Bienville, oysters Rockefeller, Dinkelspiel salad (lump crabmeat, shrimp, boiled egg, anchovy, and caviar); pompano papillote (oysters, shellfish, and mushrooms); and chicken St. Pierre (scallions, garlic, tomatoes, and button mushrooms). For dessert, Galatoire’s will serve a duchess cup (fresh peaches, vanilla ice cream and Cointreau).
Galatoire’s 1905 Celebration is $110 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity.