Degas House
2306 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana, LA 70119, United States
+1 504 8215009
(504) 821-0870 fax

Dinner with Degas, Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Featuring Chef Jacob Cureton

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Dinner with Degas presents Chef Jacob Cureton, back again by popular demand, in its recreation of the Creole hospitality of Edgar Degas and his New Orleans family, the Mussons, with its October 14th Dinner. This dinner will feature a 7-course meal. The menu items will be taken from Lafcadio Hearn's Creole Cook Book, published in 1885, and Chef Cureton will interpret Hearn's menu items using his own creativity and style.

Dinner with Degas will again take place in the two Grand Parlors of Degas House, and guests will experience a once-in-a-lifetime meal surrounded by the spirit and art of Edgar Degas.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Absinthe cocktail 6:30 pm; first course served at 7:00 pm

Degas House, 2306 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans

Cost: $78/person

To Purchase Tickets:

Call Degas House at (504) 821-5009

You may bring your own wine. There will be no corkage fee.

Reserve now! Limited number of 50 tickets will be sold.

(See our "Experience Degas B&B Discount Special" below.)

(Pamela Reed Photography)

Menu for October 14, 2014

So.thern Mod.erne
à la maison Degas

A Tribute to Lafcadio Hearn’s Creole Cook Book

“pumpkin with salt meat”

crispy bacon. brown sugar. sage


“Turtle soup for a large company”

deviled egg. spinach. sherry


“another way to cook eggplant”

Jacob’s andouille. trinity
pickled shrimp salad


“chicken pot pie”

stewed dark meat
veloute. celery root
pickled and roasted carrots


“to roast beef in a stove”

brisket. collard greens. grits
Crystal hot sauce


“Gelitine blanc mange”

orange caramel. cream. mint
Steen’s cane syrup


“sugar kisses”

little bites of divinity

Chef Jacob Cureton
Of Annunciation

A Genuine Degas Experience -- At A Discount!

Receive 35% off of any one of our 9 Guest Rooms on the night of Dinner with Degas, Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Offer includes a hot Creole Breakfast the next morning, followed by free admission for two to the Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour. No need to drive home after the dinner - just walk upstairs and enjoy the beauty and comfort of one of our guest rooms. Available only with purchase of a Dinner with Degas ticket. Call 504-821-5009 to book a room.

Click here to choose your room.
A $120+ Value!
(subject to availability)

Click here for more information on our Breakfast and Tour.

Biography of Executive Chef Jacob Cureton

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There is no better chef to interpret Lafcadio Hearn's Creole Cookbook than Jacob Cureton. He blends a a modern southern twist to an old time classic. Dinner with Degas is a perfect blend of southern cuisine and the French technique of August Escoffier which is the spine of the original Creole Cookbook first published in 1885. Degas House, where Edgar Degas lived with his Creole relatives in 1872-1873, is the perfect venue to experience the Creole cuisine and hospitality of yesteryear today.

Jacob hails from Southern Alabama where he was constantly surrounded by home gardens, great southern cooking and all the wonderful natural resources of the Gulf Coast. Living throughout rural Alabama, he was able to sample, first hand, recipes and home techniques which inspired him to take his passion for food to the next level by attending the Culinary Institute of America (CIA).

After graduating from the CIA, Jacob honed his skills along the side of Chuck Subra (JW Marriott), Rene Bajeux (Rene Bistro), Scott Boswell (Stella!, Stanley), Anthony Scanio (Emeril's), Isaac Toups (Toups Meatery) and Ryan Hughes (Purloo). “Working with these chefs taught me discipline, cleanliness, timing and all the little details that combine for a truly memorable meal,” Jacob says.

“I see more chef artists today than ever before. Food is art; not just visual art, but stimulating art. You feel it. You experience it and are inspired by it,” Jacob says. “I'm honored to bring my art to the ancestral home of another great artist, Edgar Degas.”