The world-famous Tujague’s Restaurant is 160 years old this year! Founded in 1856, it’s the second oldest restaurant in the whole state of Louisiana after Antoine’s. Home of the grasshopper cocktail and credited with inventing brunch, Tujague’s has become a regular New Orleans institution. The Southern Food and Beverage Museum even recently opened an exhibit dedicated to Tujague’s and their 160 years of history.
As part of a series of dinners to celebrate their milestone anniversary, Tujague’s held their first of three “Guest Chef Dinners” on Thursday evening, June 2. James Beard Award-winning chef Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon joined forces with Tujague’s own executive chef, Marcus Woodham, to create a delicious five-course dinner. Dishes like Marinated Lamb Kabobs, Garlic-Studded Roasted Pork Loin and Blueberry Hand Pie with Creole Cream Cheese Ice Cream were paired with wines by Sommelier Superhero Chip Stryker.
Celebrities of the Culinary World including The Poppy Tooker—who penned the Tujague’s Cookbook, Creole Recipes and Lore in the New Orleans Grand Tradition—were in attendance.
For more information on Tujague’s and their anniversary events, go to www.tujaguesrestaurant.com.