Arnaud’s to celebrate world cocktail day with creole/cuban-inspired offereings

Specialty Cocktails and Five-Course Dinner Menu Reminiscent of Chris Hannah’s Recent Travels to Cuba

(NEW ORLEANS, La.) – April 13, 2015 – Arnaud’s Restaurant will commemorate World Cocktail Day, Wednesday, May 13, by celebrating the spirit and flavor of Cuba. The special event, including two specialty cocktails and a five-course dinner menu, are inspired by recent trips to the island country by Chris Hannah, head bartender at Arnaud’s French 75 Bar.

The evening will start off at the French 75 Bar with festive cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres, including the Hotel Nacional and the Bacardi Cocktail, along with chaurice and manchego croquetas, boudin empanadas and corn fritters with creole mustard and pepper jelly, beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Following promptly at 7:00 p.m., guests will be escorted upstairs to Arnaud’s Bourbon Suites for a seated dinner featuring five courses of Cuban-inspired food, with a Creole flair.

The World Cocktail Day dinner menu includes:

Gulf shrimp, avocado cream and roasted pepper coulis
Deusa Nai Alabarino

Topped with crabmeat, cilantro, lime aioli and yuca isleño


Grilled agave glazed pork with mojo, saffron rice and black bean purée
Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva

Served with rum caramel
Frozen Havana Alexander

The dinner costs $100.00 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity). Reservations are required as space is limited. To reserve your spot, call (504) 523-5433.