Events / Taste America

Taste America: New Orleans

Mon, July 19, 2021

5:30 PM
Saffron Nola
Price: $300 per pair (single tickets not available) Ticket sales for this event are now closed.

Saffron Nola
4128 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. First Seating for Dinner
8:00 – 10:00 P.M. Second Seating for Dinner

A national dining event celebrating your local restaurant community.
Taste America, presented by Capital One, is a nationwide initiative to bring together chefs and diners to support the local restaurants rebuilding a more sustainable and equitable industry.

The dinner at Saffron Nola will be an intimate gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by the local governance. Chef Arvinder Vilkhu will prepare a three-course menu that reflects his signature style, and highlights the uniqueness of his restaurant and the New Orleans community. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course as well as a swag bag to take home.



Arvinder Vilkhu
Saffron Nola
New Orleans

Peshawari Naan with Raisins, Almonds, Cashews, and Paneer Kerrygold Butter and Assorted Kerrygold Cheeses
** Contains dairy and gluten

Evening Breakfast > Rabbit Hole Bespoke Gin with Orange Shrub, Passion Fruit, Lemon, Champagne Taittinger, and Chile Oil

Seafood Chaat > Gulf Shrimp, Gulf Fish, Louisiana Jumbo Lump Crab, and Crab Claws with Cilantro, Green Onions, Kashmiri Chiles, and Citrus
** Dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free; contains shellfish

Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay 2017

Tandoori Chicken Roulade > Bacon-Wrapped Organic Chicken Breast, Thigh, and Tender with Crispy Chicken Skin, Green Cayenne, Garam Masala, Makhani Sauce, Basmati Rice Pilaf, and Local Greens
** Gluten-free, nut-free, and shellfish-free; contains dairy

Maggy Hawk Stormin’ Pinot Noir 2018

Eggplant Roulade with Zucchini, Paneer, Green Cayenne, Garam Masala, Ginger, Garlic, Tomato Masala, and Basmati Rice Pilaf
** Gluten-free, nut-free, and vegetarian; contains dairy

Maggy Hawk Stormin’ Pinot Noir 2018

Rose Tea Kulfi > Ice Cream Sandwich with Rose Tea-Cardamom Ice Cream, Crispy Vermicelli Noodles, and Pistachio
** Vegetarian; contains dairy, gluten, and nuts

Flight of Rabbit Hole whiskeys
Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Dareringer Straight Bourbon Whiskey (finished in PX sherry casks)
Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Beverages courtesy of
Rabbit Hole Distillery
Spire Collection from Jackson Family Wines

Menu is subject to change. Guests must be 21 years+ with a valid ID to attend the event.

Through our Open for Good campaign, the James Beard Foundation is committed to helping independent restaurants survive this crisis, rebuild better, and thrive for the long term.


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