La Tourelle’s thirtieth anniversary

This is a festive time at La Tourelle. Midtown’s culinary landmark has reached its thirtieth anniversary, and the celebration is going on for a month.

Recently, the Squad attended the first event, a dinner that featured the original menu from the restaurant’s opening on June 15, 1977. Given how classic French techniques have been taken to such extremes lately, it was nice to have a return to what, these days, is old style comfort food.

Quiche Lorraine

Beef Bourguignon

Chocolate eclairs

(Queen Mother chocolate almond cake with cassis ice cream
was also available.)

The celebration continues Sunday, July 1, with a chefs meal that will reunite several chefs from La Tourelle’s past. The chefs will be Jeffrey Dunham, Erling Jensen, Chris Dollar, Jackson Kramer, and Mike Northern.

The party wraps up on July 14, La Fête Nationale de France, Bastille Day. There will be a special limited choice menu.

Call for reservations. You don’t want to have to wait for the sixtieth anniversary.

La Tourelle
2146 Monroe Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 726-5771

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