Get the Skinny in the Kitchen: Bartender Benton Bourgeois from Cafe Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar

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This Thursday, August 27, Café Adelaide is hosting a “Win-Win” dinner with Eat Fit NOLA, where guests will enjoy 5 courses of good-for-you dishes, along with a cocktail pairing by Cathead Vodka.

 

At Café Adelaide, Chef Carl Schaubhut puts a big focus on being able to eat, and drink, to enjoy yourself without worrying about over-indulging. He is especially passionate about bringing healthy options into his cooking, having just recently dealt with cancer this past year. Through his recovery, he is altering his way of dining and hopes to share his new ways with his guests at Café Adelaide.

 

Benton Bourgeois, bartender at the Swizzle Stick Bar, whipped up this cocktail for us.

 

Clio Street Cooler

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka
  • .5 oz Lime juice
  • 1.5 oz Fresh grapefruit
  • 5 drops Jalapeno-Lime Bitters

 

Jalapeno-Lime Bitters

Ingredients:

  • 500 ml 151 Proof Rum
  • 6 Jalapenos, Split & Stemmed
  • Zest of 6 Limes

Infuse all of the ingredients for 2 days, then strain and bottle.

 

ON THE MENU:

Chilled Pineapple and Blue Crab Gazpacho: Thai style marinated blue crab, shaved cucumber, crushed peanuts, basil gel, and crispy spiced sweet potato

Fire Roasted Mushroom Stuffed Creole Peppers: Seasonal mushrooms, roasted garlic, quinoa, herbs, parmesan, pea shoots, sauce Creole

Five Chile Crusted Yellowfin Tuna: Refried white beans, fennel-charred poblano salsa, fermented green tomato hot sauce, chile threads

Hickory Smoked Beef Tenderloin: Sweet corn puree, pecan romesco, pickled Louisiana plums, corn shoots

Coconut Summer Trifle: pecans, dates, shaved white chocolate, coconut ganache

 

 

THE SKINNY:

 

Café Adelaide’s Win-Win Eat Fit NOLA Dinner with Cocktail Pairings

When: Thursday August 27, 6:30pm

Where: Café Adelaide in the Loew’s Hotel

$65 per person; call 504.595.3305 to register

For more info: www.CafeAdelaide.com/events

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