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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Aug. 8-14, 2017) 

Spanish Quarter dinner, Summer of Sustainability series, and Bulleit bourbon

August 9 Spanish Quarter Dinner
6:30 p.m. Wednesday
SoBou, 310 Chartres St., (504) 522-4095
Chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez and bartender Laura Bellucci present demonstrations and a four-course dinner of dishes paired with cocktails. The menu includes compressed watermelon "on the rocks" with white anchovies and a watermelon pisco sour; Louisiana white shrimp al ajillo with a peach-infused gin martini; baked whole fish with mango- pineapple relish and white sangria; and vanilla and brandy rum cake with a Spanish sherry sorbet float. Tickets $72.05 including tax and tip.

August 10 Summer of Sustainability dinner series
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St.
The Audubon Nature Institute's Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) program presents a multicourse dinner to support its mission to promote sustainable practices in fisheries and restaurants. Participating chefs include Tenney Flynn (GW Fins), Brian Landry (Borgne), Chris Lynch (Commander's Palace), Dana Honn (Carmo), Allison Richard (High Hat Cafe) and Tariq Hanna (Sucre). Tickets $125-$150.

August 10 Bulleit Bourbon Dinner
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111
There are passed hors d'oeuvres and several courses paired with drinks featuring Bulleit or Blade & Bow bourbons. The menu includes Gulf oysters, duck poppers, Gulf tuna poke, bourbon-braised pork jowls with sugarcane and blueberry glaze, and papaya and pecan tart with citrus curd. Tickets $85.


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