With Mardi Gras behind us, our sights are set on Spring. While festivals have been postponed and life continues to be altered by the pandemic, there are plenty of food-focused events to add to your calendar. Whether you're brushing up your skills in the kitchen, perfecting a famous New Orleans cocktail, or enjoying a movie and a meal on NOCHI's roof, there is an event for every foodie in your life.


A scene at Saba


This March, Saba is offering three opportunities to learn how to create southern favorites from Chef Alon Shaya. The digital classes will take place over Zoom, and the restaurant has created packages for participants that include some of the necessary ingredients, recipe cards, prep videos, and a shopping list. The classes can be purchased all together or separately and will take place on Sunday, March 7 (jambalaya), Sunday, March 14 (gumbo), and Sunday, March 28 (biscuits and jam).

More information here.



Dinner and a movie has returned to NOCHI! Enjoy a film on the rooftop with fare and cocktails inspired the feature of the night, all while taking in the panoramic views of the city. Private tables for parties of two to six are available indoors and out, and tickets include a full-service two-course dinner and a specialty cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage (vegetarian options are available). The adults-only event will also have a cashless bar onsite for with additional beverages and sweet treats. The first movie, Rudy, will screen on Friday, March 12.

Tickets are available here.


Elizabeth Pearce


Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) 

Learn the history of two famous New Orleans cocktails with Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI). On Monday, March 22, the New Orleans chapter will host its own "table talk" with New Orleans drink historian and dame Elizabeth Pearce, the founder and owner of the podcast Drink & Learn. "Guests from around the world are invited to celebrate and learn about the history of New Orleans’ cocktail culture, while whipping up and enjoying famed NOLA cocktails the Sazerac and Hurricane." Registration is $20 (ingredient list and Zoom link included) and a portion of the proceeds will help philanthropic efforts in the city.

More information here.