Restaurant August, Central Business District, New Orleans

My friend and I dropped in at Restaurant August right before a rain storm. For $20.11 we engaged in a  Prix Fixe 3-course lunch.  I had heard about Chef John Besh from his efforts after Hurricane Katrina hit.  While competing on Top Chef Masters, he oozed his Southern charm.

The building has exposed brick throughout and was built in the 1800s. The restaurant itself occupies multiple floors, where the kitchen and restrooms were on a second floor, up a staircase and the dining room is on the main floor.

The servers were very knowlegable and kind. Immediately they presented guests with a complimentary amuse bouche of an egg mouse in an egg shell.  It was not something I would order independently, however I liked the presentation.

The warm sourdough bread and soft butter was phenomenal. I couldn’t stop filling up on the bread.

Bacon, slivers of radish and walnut salad

 The salty and buttery pork belly, soft potato gnocci and wild mushrooms was my favorite dish.

Tart with ice cream and plums
Complimentary chocolate and buttery peanut brittle ending

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