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.


When midday hunger comes on strong, head to Criollo Restaurant for one of our mouth-watering COOLinary specials. Get an incredible deal on our three-course COOLinary lunch menu, with your choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert for just $20.

For the first course, you’ll have a choice between Ratatouille and Goat Cheese Ravioli, with Bloomsdale spinach and yellow & red concasse, and Blue Crab and Corn Beignets served with brown butter and remoulade.

The second course offers two dishes: Thyme Marinated Chicken Breast, served with portobello mushrooms, goat cheese polenta cake, and roasted shallot au Jus, or Roasted Snapper with artichoke hearts and spinach tomato fondue.

Then, satisfy your sweet tooth with either Key Lime Raspberry Tartlet or Mile High Pie for the third course.


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 $35.

You will begin your meal with either Braised Pork Belly or Chilled White & Green Asparagus. The pork belly is served with smothered greens, stone ground grits and braising jus, and the asparagus will include brandied peaches, Humboldt fog blue cheese and summer truffle.

For your entrée, choose from Grilled Gulf Swordfish with crawfish tails and saffron rice, or Cabernet Braised Short Rib with smoked bacon & eggplant risotto.

Finish your meal by indulging in either our Praline Charlotte or the Ponchatoula Strawberries Romanoff.

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 Monteleone’s summer vacation rates are a great way to dream easy in the Big Easy for less!

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!


Book your summer stay at Hotel Monteleone and enjoy 15% off standard rates.

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