One of our favorite uptown spots, Gris-Gris, was forced to close suddenly this month due to the ongoing battle with Coronavirus. Gris-Gris owner and head chef Eric Cook posted an emotional response to the on-going battle restaurants are facing in the city of New Orleans due to restrictions and the virus.
Since his post, Gris-Gris has been working behind the scenes to figure out a solution to their COVID-19 issues. Today we are happy to announce they are back in service, with a unique twist, starting August 7.
Gris-Gris’ new business model will feature a variety of exclusive in-restaurant dining experiences tailored to small groups.
“We’ve really missed sharing our passion for true New Orleans hospitality and food,” said Cook. “We are continuing the fight to keep our culture alive and show the world our resilience as a united community – and friends and family around the table is a good place to start.”
Cook will give small groups the opportunity to book the entire restaurant for a one-of-a-kind private culinary experience for a safer, more intimate dining experience. Chef Cook and his team will work directly with guests to plan a unique menu specific to each party using the freshest Gulf Seafood and local ingredients – whether a multi-course dinner with wine pairings, weekend brunch, or intimate cocktail party.
The Exclusive dining experiences can include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Seated dinners for up to 12 in Gris-Gris’ Samedi Room.
- 3-course menus (with wine pairings) available for $100/per person.
- 4-course menus (with wine pairings) available for $120/per person.
- Cocktail party or reception for up to 25 people in Gris-Gris’ upstairs dining room and balcony (must adhere to all social distancing and mandated precautions).
- Food and beverage minimum: $1,200.
Those that are interested in Gris-Gris new service can make reservations by emailing email@example.com or calling/texting (504) 435-5151. Gris-Gris plans to keep their restaurant closed in August and September for additional in-restaurant dining and focus solely on intimate private dinners.