Three things you didn’t know about Cafe Adelaide

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - August is COOLinary month, which means lunch under $20 and dinner under $39 at over 70 great restaurants around town. Did you know these facts about Cafe Adelaide?

1. Cafe Adelaide's dress code? No sequins necessary.

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It is often said that when Aunt Adelaide, the restaurant’s namesake, said that dress for an event was “casual,” she simply meant “no sequins.”

 

2. Work too late to go to Happy Hour? Cafe Adelaide is looking to change that.

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Cafe Adelaide extends their daily happy hour prices on food and drinks every Thursday night to celebrate everyone who lives, works and plays in the neighborhood. It’s called “Neighborhood Night.”

 

3. Can you guess what's in the Adelaide Swizzle?

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Cafe Adelaide's signature cocktail, The Adelaide Swizzle, has a rum base but uses a secret ingredient. They will never tell but you can try to guess!

 

Bonus: Tailgate where?!

Cafe Adelaide offers free parking! You can pull up to the Loews Hotel for complimentary valet, even during Saints game. Cafe Adelaide welcomes tailgaters with open arms!

 

Check out Cafe Adelaide's Menu for Coolinary New Orleans:

Lunch

Appetizer
choice of

Wild White Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Commander’s Turtle Soup

Soup du Jour

 Shrimp & Tasso Corndogs
Wild white shrimp dipped in tasso corndog batter with 5-pepper jelly, pickled okra & Crystal hot sauce butter

Downtown Chopped Salad
Romaine, olives, tomatoes, crispy chickpeas, pressed eggs & Parmesan with white anchovy-buttermilk dressing

Alabama Peach Gimlet Salad
Alabama peaches, dried cherries, cucumber ribbons, candied almonds and arugula dressed with a basil-lime Gimlet

Entrée
choice of

 Cast Iron Seared Gulf Fish
Local summer vegetable succotash with lemongrass infused crab broth, white wine and tarragon $20.

Crispy South Louisiana Catfish
10 vegetable slaw, “Paradis” potato salad and charred green tomato tartar sauce with brûléed lemon $16.

Cochon de Lait Turnover
Braised pork debris and chèvre baked in a flaky French pastry with pickled cucumbers & grilled onion salad and Creole tomato soup $18.

Adelaide BBQ Cheeseburger
Buttermilk fried onions, bacon & Manchego cheese on a toasted brioche bun served with lemon-herb Parmesan fries $18.

New Orleans East Style BBQ Shrimp & Grits
Seared Louisiana wild white shrimp over collard green kimchi, charred chilies, pork belly & creamy stone ground grits with spicy Asian-style barbecue glaze $20.

Dinner

Appetizer
choice of

 Wild White Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
Gulf shrimp and Creole trinity slow simmered with okra and dark roux

Commander’s Turtle Soup
A New Orleans classic made with rich veal stock and spiked with sherry

Soup du Jour
Chef’s seasonally inspired creation

Shrimp & Tasso Corndogs
Wild white shrimp dipped in tasso corndog batter with 5-pepper jelly, pickled okra & Crystal hot sauce butter

Downtown Chopped Salad
Romaine, olives, tomatoes, crispy chickpeas, pressed eggs & Parmesan with white anchovy-buttermilk dressing

Alabama Peach Gimlet Salad
Alabama peaches, dried cherries, cucumber ribbons, candied almonds and arugula dressed with a basil-lime Gimlet

Entrée
choice of

Cast Iron Seared Gulf Fish
Local root vegetable, summer corn and purple hull bean succotash with lemongrass infused crab broth, white wine and tarragon  $32.

New Orleans East Style BBQ Shrimp & Grits
Seared Louisiana wild white shrimp over collard green kimchi, pork belly, chilies and creamy stone ground grits with spicy Asian-style barbecue glaze  $32.

 Duck, Duck…Duck
Whiskey & sugarcane cured duck ham over a warm salad of duck confit, summer vegetables, dried cherries, spiced pecans and bitter greens with blackberry–duck fat vinaigrette  $34.

“Pork & Beans”
Brined & smoked double cut pork chop with Louisiana fig barbecue, truffled white bean salad and grilled Alabama peaches  $36.

Dessert
choice of

 White Chocolate Biscuit Pudding
Abita root beer syrup & toasted New Roads pecans

Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée
With fresh seasonal berries

Creole Cream Cheese Cheesecake
Spiced Steen’s sugarcane syrup and blackberries

German Chocolate Cajun Brownie
Coconut ganache, chocolate crumble, coconut sorbet & pecans 

Quintin’s Sorbet Or Ice Cream
Check with your server for tonight’s selections

Brunch

Brunch with "Hatitude" at Café Adelaide on Saturdays and Sundays – wear a hat (sorry, baseball caps don’t count) and receive complimentary martinis with your brunch!

Appetizer
choice of

Wild White Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Commander’s Turtle Soup

Soup du Jour

Shrimp & Tasso Corndogs
Wild white shrimp dipped in tasso corndog batter with 5-pepper jelly, pickled okra & Crystal hot sauce butter

Downtown Chopped Salad
Romaine, olives, tomatoes, crispy chickpeas, pressed eggs & Parmesan with white anchovy-buttermilk dressing

Alabama Peach Gimlet Salad
Alabama peaches, dried cherries, cucumber ribbons, candied almonds and arugula dressed with a basil-lime Gimlet

Entrée
choice of

Adelaide BBQ Cheeseburger
Buttermilk fried onions, bacon, and Manchego cheese
on a brioche bun served with lemon-herb Parmesan fries  $25

Banana Foster’s Stuffed Pain Perdu
Roasted banana-mascarpone stuffed French bread with rum-spiked cane syrup, Bananas and white chocolate & pecan granola  $25

Cubano Nola
Smothered black beans & chilis, smashed tostones, sweet summer corn chow chow, poached eggs and avocado crema  $26

Royal St. Brunch
Chilled crab boiled Gulf shrimp over crispy fried green tomatoes, spicy arugula, and tartar sauce with two soft poached eggs & Hollandaise  $28

The Boucherie Biscuit
Braised pork shoulder over a buttermilk biscuit with poached eggs, Andouille country gravy, and Creole mustard slaw  $30

Dessert
choice of

White Chocolate Biscuit Pudding

Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

Creole Cream Cheese Cheesecake 

German Chocolate Cajun Brownie

 Quentin’s Seasonal Sorbet Or Ice Cream