Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House Announces Oyster Festival
Celebrating our enduring passion for the beloved bivalve, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand is hosting a ten day Oyster Festival this month. From September 18-27, Chef Emeril Lagasse’s original Las Vegas restaurant will spotlight oysters from around the country with several market fresh varieties served raw and in classic hot preparations.
Some of the dishes to be highlighted in the special Oyster Fest menu include:
- Freshly shucked oysters from around the country, with horseradish spiked cocktail sauce and champagne mignonette
- Louisiana grilled oysters with asiago cheese, fresh herbs and toasted French bread
- Cornmeal fried Hama Hama oysters with a butter lettuce salad, hickory smoked bacon and pickled fennel
- Classic oysters rockafeller baked on the half shell
- Absinthe poached gulf oysters with blue crabmeat, spinach cream, osetra caviar and black pepper creme fraiche
- Potato crusted pompano & oyster bread pudding with tomato okra stew
On September 18 from 2-4 pm, the Oyster Fest will begin with a special Oyster Fest Kickoff Happy Hour, featuring menu selections, open to the public for $35 pp (plus tax; beverages and gratuity not included). For tickets, call Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at 702.891.7374.
Did you know?
- Oysters are natural water filters, helping to improve the clarity of the estuaries and bays they inhabit.
- Oysters have been cultivated and enjoyed by humankind at least since Ancient Rome.
- Oysters are naturally low calorie and an excellent source of zinc, iron, calcium, selenium, as well as vitamin A and vitamin B12.
- Nearly all oysters today are sustainably farmed and harvested, rating a “best choice” on the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch List.
Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House is open daily from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Happy hour 2-6 p.m. and “Last Hour Happy Hour” 9:30 p.m. – close every day at the bar. For reservations or more information, please call 702.891.7374, visit emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-new-orleans-fish-house. Keep up with restaurant news and events on Twitter and Instagram at @EmerilsFish and facebook.com/emerilsfish.
Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House – photo credit Christopher DeVargas
About Chef Emeril Lagasse’s Restaurants
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 12 award-winning restaurants, including three in New Orleans (Emeril’s, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico); four in Las Vegas (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10 and Lagasse’s Stadium); two in Orlando (Emeril’s Orlando and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop); and three at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania (Emeril’s Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril’s Italian Table). Lagasse opened his first restaurant, Emeril’s New Orleans, in 1990 to national acclaim. He opened his first Las Vegas property, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand in 1995, followed by Delmonico Steakhouse in The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino in 1999 and Table 10 at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian l The Palazzo in 2008. Lagasse’s restaurants consistently win critical praise and top ratings. Delmonico Steakhouse has received the prestigious “Grand Award” from Wine Spectator magazine every year since 2004.
About Emeril Lagasse
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 12 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando and Bethlehem, Pa. As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” In 2014, Lagasse participated in his third consecutive season as a main guest chef in Bravo’s hit food series, “Top Chef,” and joined TNT as co-host for their cooking series, On the Menu. Most recently, “Emeril’s Florida”, entered its third season in January 2015 on the Cooking Channel. Lagasse is the best-selling author of 18 cookbooks, with his 19th, Essential Emeril, slated to release in October 2015. In 2002, Emeril established theEmeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has distributed $5.7 million in grants for children’s charities in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast. For his philanthropic efforts, Emeril was named the 2013 Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation.