With a menu titled “A Day at the Office,” chef Chris Wadsworth of Restaurant IPO won the WYES-New Orleans Cooking With Community Coffee contest held earlier this year. His dinner, which was Sept. 25, included seven courses with dishes like grits and Breakfast Blend roasted grillades, Pecan Praline smoked duck with a Medium Roast berry compote and duck cracklin’, prime beef medallion with Café Special and a chicory and chocolate molten cake. Wadsworth’s competition in the contest, part of WYES’ Seasons of Good Tastes, included Latil’s Landing Restaurant at Houmas House, Galatoire’s and Redemption.
The January issue of Louisiana Cookin’ magazine is going national, and Baton Rouge’s own chef Chris Wadsworth of Restaurant IPO is featured. The Office bar — located above IPO — is celebrating at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with chef Wadsworth’s tapas, a live podcast by “Me and My Big Mouth,” a wine tasting with Republic National, $2 Tin Roof and a cash bar.