Indulge in the Best of COOLinary Month at Hotel Monteleone

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.

It’s an incredible deal you can’t pass up. Whether you enjoy a delicious brunch or a decadent dinner, you can indulge in some of the best food in New Orleans at a fraction of the normal price.

Our very own Criollo Restaurant is participating in this year’s celebration, offering some delicious COOLinary specials right inside our French Quarter hotel’s front doors. Keep reading for a taste of Criollo’s incredible COOLinary menus!


Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but brunch is what New Orleans does best. And you are sure to satisfy your late-morning hunger at Criollo Restaurant with their mouth-watering COOLinary specials. All August long, you can get an incredible deal with their two-course COOLinary brunch menu, complete with a choice of appetizer and entrée for just $20.

For the first course, you’ll have a choice between Chicken & Andouille Gumbo, served with brown basmati, and a Goat Cheese Crepes entreé with a Crawfish Nantua Sauce.

The second course offers two dazzling dishes: A Grilled Airline Chicken Breast with local figs, Arugula, and Citrus Salad, or a Tasso & Creole Tomato Quiche with White Cheddar and a Garden Pasta Salad.


If you visit Criollo during dinner hours (5:30pm – ’til), you can enjoy your choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert, all for the special COOLinary price of just $35.

Begin your meal with either Braised Pork Cheeks or the exotic Grilled Octopus. The braised pork is served with smothered greens, stone ground grits and braising jus, and the asparagus is made with tricolor petite potatoes, fresh herbs, and brown butter.

For your entrée, choose from Grilled Mahi-Mahi with blue mussels, saffron rice, and red pepper-garlic aioli, or Grilled Angus Flap Steak made with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, Covey Rise Farms summer vegetables, and horseradish dijon butter.

And you can finish your meal by indulging in either our Strawberries Romanoff Martini with Grand Marnier Anglaise, or try a slice of Key Lime Creme Brulee served with Vanilla Sauce.

Where To Stay While Celebrating COOLinary

Criollo Restaurant is one of many New Orleans restaurants participating in COOLinary’s month-long specials, which makes August the perfect time to book your stay at Hotel Monteleone. And with our reduced Summer Rates offer, you can plan a late summer getaway in New Orleans that your taste buds will never forget!

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!


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