Don’t let the name fool you: Tales of the Cocktail isn’t just about cocktails, although they are definitely in the spotlight. Other events happening during this festival include Tales Restaurant Week, an opportunity for visitors to test out prix fixe menus created especially to pair with specific spirits and liqueurs. Our own restaurant Latitude 29 isn’t participating in Tales Restaurant Week (though we still recommend stopping in for a drink!), but you can explore our top three picks, all of which are just a short walking distance from Bienville House. We’ve got all the details below.

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Choose from lunch for $35 or dinner for $65 with dishes that pair beautifully with the Bolivian liqueur Rujero Singani. The full menu includes pan-seared scallops,  corn salad, and caramel flan with macerated peaches.

Doris Metropolitan

Known for its aged steaks and its cocktails, Doris Metropolitan is an upscale destination during Restaurant Week. The menu is $165 for dishes that all pair with Martin Miller’s Gin. Cured amberjack and Japanese wagyu tenderloin are two standout items; you’ll also enjoy fresh peach brulee with a Ramos Gin Fizz for dessert.

Johnny Sanchez

What else but Cruz Tequila would pair with the modern Mexican offerings at Johnny Sanchez in the Central Business District? The menu relies on flavorful ingredients like jalapeno peppers and cilantro to add south-of-the-border flair to dishes like wood-grilled swordfish and local heirloom tomato salad. Wash it down with the Sol de la Playa (playfully translating to “Sun of the Beach”): a mix of Cruz reposado, agave nectar, hibiscus, and orange.