Brenda Maitland

Staged... for Your Pleasure!

July 27, 2017
Mention New Orleans around the world and many thoughts spring to mind. Usually there’s music, great cuisine, fine beverages, historic architecture, and varying exciting entertaining events.

The city’s many joys are perfect for both indoor and outside attractions year-around. With festivals, concerts and stage presentations occurring in various locations throughout the city, each event adds their own vibe and ambiance to the unique culture of New Orleans.

These historic halls exude happiness which brings a look into the past of grand theatre, comfort, and cultural rewards.

Chef’s Profile - Effervescence

July 27, 2017
The exciting 6-month-old Effervescence Champagne Bar and eatery continues to create a vibe in the city among newbies, regulars, visitors, locals, celebrities, neighbors, industry folks, etc. Guests just can’t get enough of it!

Thanks to owner, Crystal Coco Hinds, Effervescence also has a super set of chefs; Co-Executive Chef Brenna Sanders and Co-Executive Chef Evan Ingram head the establishment’s culinary program.

Specialty of the House

July 27, 2017
New Orleans is a fascinating place because whether you are a local, or just visiting, you will find that some things here may not be like other American cities.

Besides being somewhat different in our customs and celebrations, we are also not always strict interpreters of history. Oftentimes, several versions of the same events from the past may be floating around. Many of these stories continue to reverberate with varying degrees of verifiable facts, even today.

Dining Al Fresco!

July 27, 2017
The mid-way season of summer-into-fall is upon us!

Since many French Quarter and nearby eateries offer both inside and outside seating, patrons have numerous choices to make. You and your party can choose to bask in the friendly climate with Mother Nature, or dine inside the enclosed establishment. It’s all about the weather!

LIVE: On Stage!

May 02, 2017
Bursting at the Seams

In many communities the final notes of Spring are indicators that residents will be heading out for vacations to the beach or the mountains, and that social activities in the town will be taking a break or ceasing completely.

As is this town’s style, New Orleans does not zig or zag on the same schedule as everyone else. The pace of festivals and theatrical presentations, in fact, only increases during the onset of summer.

Bubbles in Bloom!!

May 02, 2017
It is no secret that serving wine, in which there are bubbles, adds to the festive occasion when a bottle is opened. That has been true since the early 1700s.

Another part of that undeniable fact is the location of where the bottle is opened is also of prime importance. Add that to the beauty of the surroundings and the bonhomie of those in attendance, this then is one of life’s great pleasures: a satisfying bottle of wine that actually talks to you, at a happy moment, in a special place, shared with good friends. Kismet!

Chef’s Spotlight - Chef Chris Barbato The Country Club

May 02, 2017
The Country Club of New Orleans is entering a new phase in their luxurious renovation. The Country Club staff has added a new member to the establishment. Chef Chris Barbato was selected to join the staff and fulfill the Club’s vision of delivering fabulous food and drinks in a stylish surrounding.

Noted Chef Barbato is a welcome addition to the organization. He is heading up the Country Club’s culinary team, revising the club’s menus, and creating new events. Barbato brings an extraordinary restaurant background to his role as the Country Club’s new culinary honcho.

The Brunch Bunch

May 02, 2017
Having the time for a lovely and leisurely brunch complete with all the trimmings is such a treat; perhaps some music, a special friend or two, and some of the best food with exceptional beverages prepared by artisans in a scenic location. Well look no further, we have the perfect options to feed the need for an exciting, epicurean experience.

No Reservations Required!

February 03, 2017
There are many descriptive phrases and keen observations about this city used by people either visiting New Orleans for business or pleasure, or making the city their home.

Springtime for Theater Goers!

February 03, 2017
What a great time of the year! It’s a reawakening season after the annual winter’s nap. Suddenly nature decides that it’s time to bud forth once again, and social agendas pick up dramatically.

Our cultural and theatrical offerings are emerging in spectacular fashion after the Mardi Gras madness.

Meet Me at the Bar

February 03, 2017
The scenario: You have reservations for dinner at one of the French Quarter’s snazzy restaurants. You’re thinking: “How do I make this more interesting, from the get-go?” Perhaps you’re meeting your spouse — with or without other family members (who may all have been out shopping?); or another couple; or business associates or your boss and his wife; out-of-town guests; or … a date.