Restaurant August is a French fine dining restaurant from Chef John Besh, located in New Orleans’ Central Business District. They only serve lunch on Fridays, and in addition to their regular menu, they serve a 3-course prix fixe meal that is delicious and an outstanding bargain at $20.13. There are two choices of appetizer, entrée, and dessert. There was an amuse bouche of a roasted garlic custard, pumpkin, and pumpkin crumb served in an egg shell. For the appetizer I had their house-made lardo-wrapped pate, served with brioche toast. Duck rillete crusted drum (a saltwater fish popular in New Orleans) with Brussels sprouts choucroute and a creole mustard vinaigrette. The meaty rillette and fish was nicely balanced by the choucroute (sauerkraut) and the vinaigrette. The strawberry shortcake was an elegantly presented dessert featuring fresh strawberries, small triangles of shortcake, a key lime custard, vanilla ice cream, and Satsuma sorbet. A nice, light, delicious dessert. At the end of the meal, their was a gift of two delicious chocolate truffles.
The service is highly professional. The main dining room is elegant. Restaurant August is a really well-executed fine dining restaurant. Highly recommended. My second favorite place in New Orleans.
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