“The Legend of the Rou-Ga-Roux” Spirited Dinner at Criollo Restaurant New Orleans

Criollo Restaurant New Orleans Rou-Ga-Roux Spirited Dinner


New Orleans Halloween Dinner at Criollo Restaurant

Looking for a festive feast to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year? Being one of the premier haunted hotels in America, we had to tap into our ghostly garnishes to create a menu to justly celebrate All Hallow’s Eve at Criollo Restaurant New Orleans. That’s why we’ve created the “Legend of the Rou-Ga-Roux” Spirited Dinner, a five course menu designed around one of our favorite Louisiana folklore creatures to help you celebrate Halloween in New Orleans.


What is the Rou-Ga-Roux?

The legend of the Rou-Ga-Roux has a few different spellings (Rougarou, Rugaroo, Rugaru), and is based on another similar creature, the French Loup-garou — loup meaning wolf, and garou meaning a man who transforms into an animal. Yep, a good old-fashioned werewolf.   The Rou-Ga-Roux is Louisiana’s take on the mystical creature, and in Cajun legend, is said to prowl the swamps around Acadiana and Greater New Orleans. It is most commonly described as having the the body of a human and the head of a wolf or dog – definitely not something that would be fun to run into in the depths of the Louisiana swamps.


“Legend of the Rou-Ga-Roux” Menu

Join us at Criollo Restaurant New Orleans for a delicious menu to celebrate the legend of the Rou-Ga-Roux:

  • Appetizer: Pepper Jelly Glazed Lamb Ribs, Goat Cheese and Fig Salad
  • Entree: Black Grouper Cheeks or Cane Marinated Berkshire Pork Tenderloin
  • Dessert: Spiced Pears, Raspberry Coulis and Crème Anglaise

In partnership with Donner-Peltier Distillers, Each course will be accompanied by a Rougaroux Rum cocktail, hand-crafted and paired by the Carousel Bar’s legendary bartender Marvin Allen. A single ticket to the Hotel Monteleone Spirited Dinner is $90. This New Orleans event takes place October 30th, at 7 p.m.


Make A Reservation for the Hotel Monteleone Spirited Dinner

Please call us at (504) 681-4444 or make a reservation online for Criollo Restaurant for this New Orleans Halloween event, the “Legend of the Rou-Ga-Roux” Spirited Dinner!