Restaurant August

New Orleans, LA

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Cuisine Description

The cuisine at Restaurant August is contemporary French, and wine drives the two nightly degustation menus (each available with wine pairings). A vegetarian tasting menu is also available, along with a five-course tasting menu. Sommelier Erin White changes wines by the glass with the seasons and by what the farmers give us every morning.

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Wine List Description
Burgundy is a go-to region of Restaurant August’s wine program, working beautifully with the food. “Our inventory is modestly maintained,” says Erin White, sommelier. “We have limited space in our cellar so selections are changed with seasonal temperatures, and in line with what the chef is creating in the kitchen. We do have library releases, and great California Cabernets for those that don't want anything else.”

Riot-Worthy Dish
Wine Enthusiast editors asked America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2013 "which dish would start a riot if it was taken off the menu?" Their riot-worthy dish is…
"Crabmeat and truffle gnocchi"

Perfect Pairing
Our menu changes almost nightly, but a recent example was crispy fried Brussels sprouts with red cabbage braised in apple viniagrette and apple smoked lardons, paired with Kellerai Terlano’s 2009 Vorberg Pinot Bianco Riserva from Alto-Adige.

Wine Events
We offer two chef degustation menus with wine pairings nightly. One of the tastings is vegetarian. We have about 30 wines open by the glass each night and offer to customize pairings for the a la carte menu as well.


Wine Enthusiast Magazine announced the third annual issue of America's best wine-centric establishments, and to commemorate the list, WE hosted a rooftop party where we honored this year's recipients and toasted the exploding culture of wine and food.

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