Chef John Folse Culinary Institute Presents ‘Dinner of the Century’

DOCTHIBODAUX — The Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University returns to the Grand Ballroom of the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans for Dinner of the Century, an annual event that recreates historical dinners.

The 2015 dinner, to be served at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson’s victory at the Battle of New Orleans. The dinner also honors Thomas J. Moran, Lafcadio Hearn Hall of Honor recipient and Baton Rouge restaurateur who opened the first Ruth’s Chris Steak House franchise in 1976.

Inspired by the dinner served prior to Jackson’s departure from New Orleans, the menu features a selection of wild greens, gumbo, fish, mixed game, beef tenderloin and raspberry tart influenced by Lafcadio Hearn Hall of Honor recipients and distinguished visiting chefs of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute.

Proceeds from Dinner of the Century benefit construction of a new state-of-the-art, 33,000-square-foot facility for the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute. The facility, which broke ground in 2013, is set to open later this spring on the Nicholls campus.

Tickets, which include dinner, are $250. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by Thursday, March 5. To learn more about Dinner of the Century, or to RSPV, please contact the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at 985.449.7114.

To preview the menu, click here.