Black Restaurant Week celebrates African, Caribbean-inspired cuisine in New Orleans

Caribbean Jerk Salmon Topped with Shrimp for @blackrestaurantweek @starfusion_restaurant
New Orleans Black Restaurant Week (NOLABRW) will take place  July 1 – 8, in New Orleans, LA celebrating the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisines. Black Restaurant Week, created in Houston, TX, is introducing its culinary series of taste-filled festivities to New Orleans. For 10 days, foodies and local influencers will satisfy their culinary cravings with signature events and restaurant menu specials.

Due to the huge success of the annual culinary series in other cities, BRW has decided to expand to New Orleans. Diners can enjoy casual dining options for $15 – $25 per person, and fine dining options from $35 to $45 per person.
Foodies will be able to enjoy options for brunch, lunch and dinner from the following list of participating black-owned restaurants:

  • Willie Mae’s Scotch House
  • The Praline Connection 
  • Neyow’s Creole Cafe
  • Louisiana Bayou Bistro
  • Beaucoup Eats 
  • Tasty Treat Food Truck and Restaurant 
  • Heard Dat Kitchen 
  • We Dat’s Chicken & Shrimp
  • Sassafras Creole Kitchen
In addition to its staple showcase of new and well-known restaurants, BRW is known for its exciting lineup of hot-ticket events including:
Nosh: Culinary Showcase | Thursday, July 5, 2018
An evening of culinary excitement and live demonstrations featuring an All-Star lineup of local Executive Chefs. Nosh presents tastings and competitions featuring New Orleans top Caterers and Executive Chefs, presented by Verizon, and in partnership with New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.
Power of The Palate: Bartender Competition | Thursday, July 5, 2018
New Orleans top Black Bartenders create craft cocktails with the freshest ingredients, while attendees indulge in their delicious creations. Presented at the exciting Nosh event, this popular competition sponsored by Martell provides guests an even tastier and thirst-quenching experience.
As an extension to NOLABRW’s commitment to the agricultural community, NOLABRW has partnered with F.A.R.M.S. (Family. Agriculture. Resource. Management. Services.), a national nonprofit organization supporting family farmers through education and retail market expansion, while relieving hunger in the farmers’ community.

Restaurants, caterers, and bartenders interested in participating in NOLABRW can find more information here.

Featured photo of Caribbean Jerk Salmon Topped with Shrimp from Star Fusion Restaurant.

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