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$70  + Tax/Tip
Wed, 2/28
5:30 PM & 8:00 PM
East Riverside

Hungry Eyes

5-Course Avant-Americana Tasting Event

Opened this past April, this vibrant, retro-themed restaurant on Magazine Street recalls the halcyon days of the '80s. Hungry Eyes is an outgrowth of Turkey & The Wolf (which both Food & Wine and Bon Appetit named one of the decade’s standout restaurants) and, upon its arrival, it nabbed a spot on the New York Times’ 2023 List of “Best Restaurants in NOLA” and Esquire’s “Best New Restaurants in America.” Chef/Partner Philip Cenac, who cooked at Turkey & The Wolf, crafts a menu that is inspired by that era’s excess and daring culinary trends. Here, diners feast on dishes like grilled pastrami, veal sweetbreads with peanuts, puffed rice, tamarind, and bean sprouts, seafood and turmeric curry, and many more toothsome inventions. And it’s all served up in a back-to-the-future environment of black marble-topped tables, geometric furniture in primary colors, neon light fixtures, and vintage Jazz Fest posters. “One of the top places in the city,” says Infatuation, and one that we can’t wait to visit!

About the Host:

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Phil Cenac


Chef Phil Cenac has made his mark in NOLA over the years, with previous restaurant Turkey & The Wolf hailed by Food & Wine, GQ, and Bon Appétit as one of the decade's finest restaurants. He has also previously cooked in the kitchens of Coquette (from James Beard “Best Chef: South” Semi-Finalists Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus.)

The Lineup

All courses will be individually plated. For this event’s dietary restriction accommodation policy, see the Event FAQs below.

  1. Halibut Crudo

    fermented pineapple, thai chili, crispy quinoa

  2. Carrot Tempura

    curried carrot butter, herb ranch dressing

  3. Grilled Pastrami

    red wine, green leaf lettuce, house pickle

  4. Pacific Bass

    earl's turmeric curry, crispy rice, lime leaf

  5. Lemongrass Panna Cotta

    louisiana strawberry, lemon curd

Hungry Eyes

4206 Magazine St

New Orleans, LA 70115

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies. Just make sure to update your dietary restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are so we can give the chef a heads up.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $90 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.

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