COOLinary Returns to Criollo Restaurant

COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant MonthSummer’s favorite feast is returning to New Orleans, with the arrival of COOLinary in August! Diners can enjoy a special 2-3 course lunch menu for $20 and 3 course dinner menus at $35 or less at more than 50 award winning restaurants throughout the Big Easy. Every year, the number of participating restaurants grows, and Criollo has joined that list in recent years! Each menu is carefully crafted by each chef to offer a truly unique experience at every participating restaurant.

A vast and impressive list of New Orleans restaurants participate in this summer celebration, but Criollo is a must-stop before the August month runs its course. Criollo strives to serve ingredient-based seasonal dishes with an appreciation of today’s contemporary tastes. Their summer dishes are no exception. For $20, enjoy the 3-course lunch menu, or stop by for dinner to experience a choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert for only $35. Continue reading to learn about our menu offerings for COOLinary 2014! Click here to view the full Criollo menu.

Lunch Menu

(Choice of appetizer and entree OR entree and dessert)


Balsamic Marinated Louisiana Strawberries
Petite Greens, Fresh Ricotta, Grilled Brioche, Creamy Sweet Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette

Creole Tomatoes & Burrata
Basil Pesto, Saba Reduction


Grilled Free Range Airline Chicken Breast
Local Figs, Arugula, Citrus Salad

Sautéed Gulf Sheephead
Grilled Artichoke, Summer Pea & Chanterelle Risotto, Tomato-Citrus Oil Emulsion


Mile High Chocolate Parfait
Raspberry Coulis

Neapolitan Gelatos
Candied Pecan Tuille

Excluding tax, gratuity and beverage.

Dinner Menu

(Choice of appetizer, entree and dessert)


Chilled crawfish lasagna
Charred Corn & Heirloom Spinach Sauces

Chilled White & Green Asparagus
Brandied Peaches, Humboldt Fog Blue Cheese, Summer Truffle


Green Tomato & Crab Crusted Redfish
Tarragon Brown Butter

Cabernet Braised Short Rib
Smoked Bacon & Eggplant Risotto, Red Wine Reduction


Praline Charlotte
Candied Pecans, White Chocolate & Caramel Sauces

Louisiana Strawberries Romanoff
Chantilly Cream, Grand Marnier Reduction

Exclusive of tax, gratuity and beverage.
Not applicable for groups

Make a reservation online or call Criollo at (504) 681-4444to experience their special COOLinary menu!