Officially, the Coolinary for 2015 ends this weekend. But the end of August doesn’t mean the end of summer doldrums in restaurants. If you call some of the best Coolinary restaurants we’ve presented here for the past month and a half, you’ll find many summer specials are still out there to be enjoyed.

Carrollton Market is a misnomer. It’s a full-fledged gourmet bistro, with the most illustrative open kitchen in town. The nine stools in front of the cooking line allows you to get a good look at the food being served, and making a better-than-average choice. Their menu for the Coolinary sounds good to me, though. It’s available for $39 for three courses, every night except Sunday and Monday, when the restaurant is closed.

Roasted Gulf Shrimp
Vermicelli rice noodles, pickled carrots, nuoc cham

Farmers’ Market Tomato Gazpacho
Watermelon and cucumber salad, extra virgin olive oil

Gulf Yellowfin Tuna Tartare
Soy, sesame, citrus, crispy rice

Housemade Pappardelle Pasta
Border Springs Farm lamb shoulder ragu, roasted garlic, Parmesan

Pan-Roasted Verlasso Salmon
Braised French lentils, citrus beurre blanc

Roasted Beeler’s Pork Shank
Braised white beans, herbed breadcrumbs, natural jus

Lemon Icebox Pie
Toasted meringue, candied zest

Seasonal Fruit Hand Pie
Cinnamon sugar, crème anglaise


by Tom Fitzmorris

The New Orleans Menu