The Roosevelt Hotel, in collaboration with Herbsaint Brand, will host a birthday celebration to pay tribute to J. Marion Legendre, the creator of the anise-flavored liqueur.
The open-to-the-public event will be held inside the hotel’s legendary Sazerac Bar, Saturday, May 12, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Guests can enjoy Herbsaint Frappes and a special birthday cake, as well as a chance to view historical photographs and artifacts from Herbsaint’s storied past. Honorary guest Louise Legendre Ross, daughter of J. Marion Legendre, will also be present to share the unique story of her father and his work on Herbsaint.
Prior to the event, the adjoining Sazerac Restaurant will feature special Herbsaint-inspired lunch specials. The menu includes:
Herbsaint Scented Shellfish Bisque
Mini Crab Beignet
Crispy Oyster and Baby Spinach
Herbsaint Pickled Fennel, Marinated Grape Tomatoes and Parmigiana Grana
Roasted Snapper and Gulf Shrimp
Fregola Pasta, Herbsaint, Naval Orange, Thai Basil and Fresh Tomato
Sazerac Whiskey Brined Pork Chop
Southern Braised Collard Greens, Caramelized Onion Stone Ground Grits and Steen’s Cane Syrup Glaze
Herbsaint-Chocolate Pot du Creme
Strawberry Mousse and Hazelnut Brittle
The special menu is available for $32 per guest. Complimentary valet parking also is available for those who dine at the Sazerac Restaurant. For reservations, call (504) 648-5486. For more information on The Roosevelt, visit www.therooseveltneworleans.com.