Top Chef NOLA Gala

This evening, in the Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center at the University of New Orleans, Maximo’s own head chef, Thomas Woods, along with two other noted local chefs, will be participating in Top Chef NOLA, a cook-off fundraiser benefiting New Beginnings School Foundation. Their mission is to raise awareness about the dangers of childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating all while supporting public education. Chefs will be preparing dishes of classic school lunch meals with an added gourmet twist. Earlier this week, Chef Woods was featured on channel 4 news to promote the event and performed an on-air cooking demonstration where he prepared his signature Chili Glazed Scallops.
We couldn’t be prouder…go get ‘em chef!

Maximo’s Italian Grill makes 25!

Maximo's Italian Grill
Diners enjoy Maximo's Italian Grill

Congratulations to the folks at Maximo’s Italian Grill for 25 years of great food.

This month marks the year of Maximo’s 25th anniversary and you are invited to come help us celebrate!! Along with our Wednesday night 50% off bar special, we have some other fantastic offers planned for the evening…

Our executive Chef Thomas Woods has prepared a $25 (per person) Red and White Wine Dinner menu for the evening- it includes a glass of our most decadent Italian wine selections, which have been perfectly paired with an appetizer and an entree course.

The exceptional Italian wines we will be featuring are 2007 LaVite Lucente and 2008 Santa Cristina Antinori “Campogrande”

Buy a bottle of either featured wines and automatically get entered into our $25 Gift Certificate give-away.

Chef’s dinner menu will be posted on Maximo’s blog at Reservations are strongly recommended. Please call 504.586.8883 for further inquiries about this evening.

From their facebook event.

P.S. Here’s a link to the blog.

update The menu has been posted

$2 Mimosas, Poinsettias, and Bloody Marys

The diabolical little caffine elves at Cafe Envie are at it again.  What better way to lure people to your place than cheap booze with breakfast.  Just in time in for the merriment surrounding Southern Decadence they’ve unveiled their latest special offering.

Breakfast is served 7am-2pm at 1241 Decatur Street (corner of Barracks).  They also have Gourmet coffee drinks, sandwiches, pasteries, desserts, and a full bar with some of the tastiest absinthe in the French Quarter.

Good only through August 30 – September 4.