The oldest family-run restaurant in the nation, Antoine's Restaurant is celebrating 175 years on the French Quarter. The restaurant will be hosting a gala on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 7-10 p.m. The event will be 1920's Prohibition themed which correlates with the reataurant's earlier history. Antoine's first opened in 1840 and before alcohol was legalized, the restaurant served discretely in coffee cups in a hidden room—now known as the “Mystery Room" which was only accessible through a secret door in the ladies’ room. At the gala this weekend, Prohibition-era cocktails will be served in the Mystery Room to recreate the past.
Antoine's restaurant will be giving The Historic New Orleans Collection a portion of its profits from the event.
The gala will be using all 14 rooms to showcase the restaurant’s world famous French-Creole cuisine, fabulous drinks and live entertainment by swing star Jimmy Maxwell and pianist Giselle Bonfaire. Guests may order tickets online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/antoines-175th-anniversary-prohibition-gala-tickets-18329555193.