Greater Boston Chef Collaborates with New Orleans for Special Mardi Gras Dinner

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Chef Paul Turano of Tryst Restaurant in Arlington, MA Collaborates with New Orleans Chefs & Restaurants for Authentic Mardi Gras Dinner Celebration!

Tryst Restaurant in Arlington, MA goes Above and Beyond for Authentic Mardi Gras Dinner!

I wanted to present something authentic for Mardi Gras in the Boston area

It’s Mardi Gras in New England which generally means restaurants will be adding the word “Creole” and “Cajun” in front of dishes on menus everywhere. But, how true is this to authentic Mardi Gras fare? Chef Paul Turano, chef/owner of Tryst restaurant in Arlington, MA, has taken it upon himself to bring authenticity to his special prix fixe Mardi Gras dinner being held on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 from 5:00PM to 10:00PM. Chef Turano, who is no stranger to running interesting promotions (Turano ran a sold out Tower Root Beer Dinner highlighting a small, artisanal root beer producer and ran a sold out “culinary bike tour” where diner's road to destinations including a local farm and winery and returning to have chef cook their finds), has been communicating with the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) and the Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) to pull together a menu that will feature authentic Louisiana cuisine and will offer guests a true Mardi Gras dining experience in New England.

“I wanted to present something authentic for Mardi Gras in the Boston area so I went straight to the source. The chefs and restaurateurs, the Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) and especially the NOTMC have been truly wonderful in helping me pull this together,” said Turano.

Turano’s Mardi Gras menu will feature dishes replicated from some of New Orleans best chefs and restaurants including: chef Vincent “Vinny” Russo, executive chef of M bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans; chef Dickie Brennan, owner and operator of Palace Café and the Bourbon House; and chef Phil de Gruy, chef/owner of Phil’s Grill. Served in addition to Tryst’s regular menu, Mardi Gras diners can look forward to experiencing the dinner as a three-course prix fixe menu available for $38 per person, or to ordering the dishes à la carte. Guests will also be able to enjoy authentic cocktails and Hurricanes galore!

“This is about good food and good people. Guests can look forward to taking a culinary walk down Bourbon street-- minus bead throwing and rowdiness,” said Caterina DiPrisco, general manager at Tryst.

A percentage of the prix fixe proceeds from the evenings Mardi Gras dinner will go to Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, a New Orleans charity that facilitates the efforts of the hospitality industry to improve greater New Orleans in a variety of ways and to provide support for the education, health and social welfare of children in the community.

WHERE:    Tryst Restaurant| 689 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476| 781-641-2227 |

WHEN:     Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 from 5:00PM to 10:00PM

RSVP:    Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 781-641-2227.


(choice of one)

Warm Crabmeat dip
pecan crumble & field greens

Crispy Fried Chicken
Creole BBQ & tomatillo pickles

1/2 dozen oysters
chorizo mignonette

(choice of one)

Slow Roasted Pork
Black Eyed Pea & Collard Green Gumbo

3 Shrimp Po Boy Sliders
tasso polenta fries & buttermilk ranch dressing


Cinnamon & Sugar Beignets
cafe au late pot au crème


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