New Orleans is a haven for foodies, and August in New Orleans is a food lovers’ paradise. Year after year, COOLinary New Orleans offers up a delicious idea: for the whole month of August, diners can enjoy generous two- and three-course meals for unbeatable prix fixe prices all over the city.

Whether you choose a two-course lunch option or a three-course dinner option, you’ll indulge in some of the best food in New Orleans at a fraction of the normal price. Our very own Criollo Restaurant is participating with some delicious COOLinary specials, outlined below.

Lunch

Our COOLinary lunch menu is served during 11:30am – 2:30pm, August 1-31, 2017. Enjoy your choice of appetizer & entrée or entrée & dessert.

Our COOLinary lunch menu is served during 11:30am – 2:30pm, August 1-31, 2017. Enjoy your choice of appetizer & entrée or entrée & dessert.

When midday hunger comes on strong, head to Criollo Restaurant for one of our mouth-watering COOLinary specials. Diners who visit us for lunch during COOLinary will have the choice of their favorite appetizer and entrée, or an entrée, plus dessert.

If you choose to go with an appetizer, you can start your meal with Spanish Style Gazpacho with Avocado Crema or savor the flavors of Compressed Watermelon with Feta Cheese, Red Onion, and Pomegranate Balsamic.

All lunch guests will have their choice of Sautéed Gulf Hake with Grilled Artichoke, Summer Pea & Exotic Mushroom Risotto, and Tomato-Citrus Oil Emulsion or Grilled Airline Chicken Breast with Local Figs, Arugula, and Citrus Salad as their entrée.

Dine at Criollo Restaurant for lunch during COOLinary Restaurant Month, and you could choose our Vanilla Marquise with Almond Genoise, Fruit Jam, Berries, Mango and Raspberry Sauce for dessert.

Dine at Criollo Restaurant for lunch during COOLinary Restaurant Month, and you could choose our Vanilla Marquise with Almond Genoise, Fruit Jam, Berries, Mango and Raspberry Sauce for dessert.

Do you prefer dessert instead of an appetizer with your lunch? Then you’ll get to satisfy your sweet tooth with either our Vanilla Marquise with Almond Genoise, Fruit Jam, Berries, Mango and Raspberry Sauce or our Mile High Parfait with Raspberry Sauce.

Whichever lunch option you choose, your prix fixe COOLinary meal will be just $20, before tax and tip.

Dinner

If you visit us during dinner hours (5:30pm – ’til), you can enjoy your choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert, all for the special COOLinary price of just $39.

You will begin your meal with either Braised Pork Cheeks with Stone Ground Yellow Grits, Gremolata, and Braising Jus or a tender Grilled Octopus with Tri-color Petite Potatoes, Fresh Herbs, and Brown Butter.

Eating at Criollo Restaurant for dinner during COOLinary? Our Grilled Cobia with Blue Mussels, Saffron Rice, and Red Pepper-Garlic Aioli is one of our delicious entrée options.

Eating at Criollo Restaurant for dinner during COOLinary? Our Grilled Cobia with Blue Mussels, Saffron Rice, and Red Pepper-Garlic Aioli is one of our delicious entrée options.

For your entrée, choose from Grilled Cobia with Blue Mussels, Saffron Rice, and Red Pepper-Garlic Aioli or Grilled Angus Flap Steak with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Covey Rise Farms Summer Vegetables, and Horseradish Dijon Butter.

Finish your meal by indulging in either our Strawberries Romanoff Martini with Grand Marnier Anglaise or the Key Lime Crème Brulee with Vanilla Sauce.

Indulge in our Strawberries Romanoff Martini with Grand Marnier Anglaise as part of our COOLinary dinner special.

Indulge in our Strawberries Romanoff Martini with Grand Marnier Anglaise as part of our COOLinary dinner special.

Where To Stay While Celebrating COOLinary

Criollo Restaurant is one of many New Orleans restaurants participating in the COOLinary restaurant month specials, which makes August the perfect time to plan a last-minute end-of-summer getaway or staycation in New Orleans. Want to indulge your taste buds and your senses? Hotel Montelone’s summer vacation rates are a great way to dream easy in the Big Easy for less!

Our summer rates only last until September 8, 2017, so be sure to book now!

New Orleans offers the ultimate summer dining experience: COOLinary, happening August 1-31. Indulge and taste all that New Orleans has to offer, for less!