• 11 Jan 2018
    The Revival: A Seated Dinner
  • 10 May 2018
    Celebrate Count Arnaud
  • 21 Sep 2018
    Germaine’s Champagne Campaign
  • 29 Nov 2018
    Arnaud's Centennial Gala

Founded by a Count.
Given to a Queen.
Acquired by a Visionary.
Celebrating 100 Years.

Centennial celebrations to pay homage to the past, present and future

  • January 11
  • May 10
  • September 21
  • November 29

It’s Time For A Celebration

Join us in celebrating our 100th anniversary at four quarterly events honoring past owners and the future of the restaurant.

Party Like It's Prohibition: Celebrating Count Arnaud Cazenave

Count Arnaud Cazenave - Arnaud's Restaurant
Count Arnaud Cazenave Years of Ownership: 1918-1948

Born in Bosdarros, France on June 27, 1876, Leon Bertrand Arnaud Cazenave intended on studying medicine in Paris. At 24, he visited New York and found himself distracted by life in America. Cazenave abandoned medicine and took a job selling champagne & spirits. A trip to New Orleans in 1902 left Arnaud intoxicated by the city’s many charms. He left New York behind to find his calling in the old Creole restaurants of the French Quarter. Arnaud’s reputation as a bon vivant, an unequaled raconteur, and a connoisseur of food, drink, clothing and entertainment earned him a nickname that stuck for the rest of his life: “Count Arnaud”

Party Like It's Prohibition

Thursday, May 10, 2018 • 7pm-10pm
Celebrate Count Arnaud with cocktails as we Party Like It's Prohibition. Join Arnaud’s as we continue to celebrate our 100th anniversary with a cocktail reception, featuring a special menu and cocktail selections from the 1920s. Featuring prohibition-style cocktails, wine and champagne with music by The Smoking Time Jazz Club. $75 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity). Reservations required.
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Germaine’s Champagne Campaign: A champagne lunch celebrating Germaine Cazenave Wells

Germaine Cazenave Wells - Arnaud's Restaurant
Germaine Cazenave Wells Years of Ownership: 1948-1978

Germaine was traveling on the vaudeville circuit when her father, Count Arnaud, fell ill. She immediately returned to New Orleans and set about learning the business inside and out. Following his death, Germaine was driven to carry on his legacy. As a performer and lover of the spotlight, her main achievement was in spreading the fame of Arnaud’s around the world.

Naturally drawn to the pageantry and spectacle of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, she ruled as Queen of over 22 Carnival balls and continued the revelry of Mardi Gras after the Lenten season by bringing an Easter Parade of horse-drawn carriages to the City.

Germaine’s Champagne Campaign

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 • 12pm-3pm
Join us for a Champagne lunch celebrating Germaine Cazenave Wells. Hats and fascinators are encouraged. More details for this event will be coming soon.
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The Revival: A Seated Dinner

Jane & Archie Casbarian, Sr. Years of Ownership: 1978-2009

In December 1978, after years of neglect the restaurant was sold to Archie Casbarian.

Together with his wife, Jane, Casbarian began the arduous task of reviving Arnaud’s.  Extensive research was undertaken about the original look and feel of the restaurant. The duo focused on keeping many of the restaurant’s original details during the massive renovation. Menus were redesigned with special focus on the return of original dishes. On February 28, 1979, the renovated dining room reopened to great fanfare and over the ensuing years, Casbarian restored Arnaud’s to its prominent place in the culinary landscape of New Orleans.

The Revival: A Seated Dinner

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 • 7pm-9pm
The Revival, is a seated dinner honoring Archie Sr. and Jane Casbarian. This event is sold out.
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Arnaud's Centennial Gala

Jane, Katy & Archie Casbarian, Jr. - Arnaud's Restaurant
Jane, Katy & Archie Casbarian, Jr. Years of Ownership: 2009-Present

As fourth-generation owners of Arnaud’s Restaurant, Archie and Katy are proud to carry on their family’s legacy of serving exceptional Creole cuisine. The restaurants continued success lies in achieving a balance between preserving the past and embracing the future.

Arnaud's Centennial Gala

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 • 7pm-10pm
The Centennial Gala will celebrate the present and future of Arnaud's. More details for this event will be coming soon.
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