New Orleans’ Commander’s Palace Popping Up at Drexel

Photo via Wikimedia

Photo via Wikimedia

The Center for Hospitality and Sports Management at Drexel University is responsible for Philly Chef Conference but that is hardly the only cool event they host during the year.

On Friday, March 6th, Drexel’s hospitality program welcomes Tory McPhail, executive chef of Commander’s Palace in New Orleans to a pop-up dinner at the University’s Academic Bistro.

Commander’s Palace is a landmark among dining landmarks in New Orleans. Open since 1880 and now under the stewardship McPhail, a James Beard award winning chef, the restaurant is known for its haute Creole cuisine.

The four-course dinner costs $75 per person and includes complimentary drink pairings. Tickets to the event are available on Drexel’s web site.

UPDATE: The dinner is now sold out.

Commander’s Palace Pop Up Dinner
A Taste of New Orleans in Philadelphia
Friday, March 6, 2015
5:30 pm
Commanders Palace Snapping Turtle Soup 
A Louisiana classic spiked with aged Sherry
Shrimp & Tasso Henican 
Wild Gulf white shrimp, spicy Cajun ham, pickled okra, red onions, Crystal hot sauce beurre blanc and five pepper jelly
An Assiette of Black Angus Beef 
Creole spiced tenderloin, slow smoked belly & grilled marrow bone over late Winter roots, Cognac roasted mushrooms, shaved truffles and smokehouse jus
Creole Bread Pudding Souffle
All the richness of Creole Bread pudding whipped up into a light Creole soufflé ~ served tableside with warm whisky cream
Commander’s Palace Pop-Up Dinner [Center for Hospitality and Sports Management – Drexel]