Café NOMA's 2013 "Art You Can Eat" summer cooking series celebrates international fare in honor of the current World's Fair exhibition at The New Orleans Museum of Art. The exhibition showcases the pinnacle of ceramic, metal, glass, and furniture production during the golden age of world's fairs. For its part, the cooking series will spotlight those culinary wizards who are creating exciting dishes that will take New Orleans cuisine forward.
Every Friday night through August 2, chefs from Café NOMA, Ralph's on the Park, Red Fish Grill, café b, Heritage Grill and Ralph Brennan Catering and Events, are joined by special guests to demonstrate distinctive culinary favorites from around the world, highlighting a different aspect of the exhibition. From delicate Japanese sweets to hearty Irish dishes, the chefs will embrace their own heritage or their culinary passion with each presentation.
• July 5: Classic NYC Apps Influence Big Easy Restaurant Menus: Chef Steven Marsella of Heritage Grill pays tribute to the 1924 1st Radio World's Fair in New York City.
• July 12: French Culinary Trends and Their Impact on Nouvelle Orleans: With Chef Chip Flanagan of Ralph's on the Park. Dedicated to the 1889 World's Fair in Paris when the Eiffel Tower was erected as the entrance arch to the fair.
• July 19: East Meets West: Mochi Ice Cream Dessert Trio: Pastry Chef Brett Gautier gives a nod to the 1937 World's Fair in Nagoya, Japan.
• July 26: Red Gravy vs. Red Sauce: What, When and Why: Chef Steven Marsella of Heritage Grill takes us to Turin, Italy, when the 1902 World's Fair introduced Art Nouveau design.
• August 2: Southern Spin on English Pasties a.k.a "Meat Pies": Chef Haley Bittermann of the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group and her mother, Marjorie Gabel, pay tribute to the 1857 World's Fair in Manchester, England, which boasted the largest art exhibition at some 16,000 works.
6 pm. Free of charge and open on a first come, first served basis. One Collins Diboll Circle. (504) 482-1264.