MiLa Farm Fresh Vegetarian Dinner April 7

MiLa Co-Executive Chefs Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing are partnering with the Crescent City Farmers Market (CCFM) to host a Vegetarian Dinner with Wine Pairings. The dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2010- begins at 7:00pm and is $65 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity).  Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant, 504-412-2580.

“We wanted to work with local growers on this project,” stated Chef Allison Vines-Rushing, “We also wanted to deliver a menu that vegetarians and non-vegetarian could enjoy; while I love meat, vegetarian dishes can also be just as delightful.”

Both chefs worked closely with the CCFM, local farmers and food producers, to create a hearty and delicious menu that highlights fresh ingredients and products grown right in our backyard.  The first course features Ryals Goat Cheese, the second, Feliciana Greenhouse Lettuce, the third, Jim Core’s Taylor’s Happy Oaks Farm Greens, and the finale, courtesy of Johndale's Farm.

"One of the amazing things about living in New Orleans is that even after such a cold, wet winter and an unseasonably chilly start of spring, the Crescent City Farmers Market is still full of fresh, local vegetables all sorts of leafy greens, tender lettuces, beets, radishes and other root crops, plus Louisiana strawberries,” stated Director of Markets, Emery Van Hook, “Allison and Slade are both so incredibly talented, especially when it comes to vegetarian cooking. We love that they're putting local vegetables at the center of the plate for this dinner!

Farm Fresh Vegetarian Menu:  

Cucumber and Ryals Goat Cheese Cannelloni, Market Tomato Condiment, Olive Petals
NV Gruet Winery Sparkling Brut Rosé, New Mexico

Feliciana Greenhouse Lettuce Soup, Poached Farm Egg, Black Truffle Purée
2008 Mil Piedras Viognier, Argentina

Ravioli of Jim Core's Taylor’s Happy Oaks Farm Greens, Mississippi Shiitakes, Beet Dijon Jus
2007 Ònix Priorat, Spain

Johndale Farm’s Louisiana Strawberry and Vanilla Mousse Trifle, Orange Shortbread
2002 Château La Rame Sainte-Croix-Du-Mont, France

MiLa is the culmination of both the marriage of chefs Slade Rushing and Allison Vines-Rushing and their respective home states cuisines-Mississippi and Louisiana.  With a seasonal menu driven by fresh picked produce from Lujele Farms, MiLa delivers a new style of Southern fare with a lighter touch using French techniques in an elegant yet relaxed setting in downtown New Orleans.  MiLa is located at 817 Common Street in the Renaissance Pere Marquette.  Phone: 504-412-2580. Website:  Facebook and Twitter.  Complimentary Valet Parking is available at the hotel.


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Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers Market


The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.