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.
WYES New Orleans presents a series of wine, beer and coffee dinners that run from September to December. The series, Season of Good Tastes, is sponsored by Community Coffee and Thompson Packers’ Meats, and benefits the public broadcasting station. Participating venues include Latil’s Landing at Houmas House in Darrow, The Irish House, Andrea’s, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Galvez, Galatoire’s, Heritage Grill, Gautreau’s, Café Opera, Restaurant IPO in Baton Rouge, Del Porto Ristorante in Covington, Nuvolari’s Ristorante in Mandeville, 5Fifty5 and Redemption.