Galatoire’s Bistro improves acoustics in time for beer dinner

Galatoire’s Bistro has updated its dining room for a more intimate and quieter experience. According to a press release, the restaurant at 3535 Perkins Road has added six booths to further define its main dining space and improve the acoustics of the room.

Since opening in early 2013, patrons have complained about the acoustics and noise level of the restaurant. Our restaurant reviewer said it was “deafeningly loud” last July.

CEO and president Melvin Rodrigue says in the release that the restaurant’s new layout “adds a sense of refined comfort for all dining occasions.”

Patrons will get a chance to enjoy the new atmosphere when the restaurant hosts a New Belgium beer dinner next Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the banquet dining room.

The dinner is $60 per person and features five courses, starting with a pancetta-wrapped saddle of rabbit stuffed with wild mushrooms and arugula and topped with Pernod and Livarot cream sauce. The dish is paired with a Lips of Faith Wild Dubbel ale.

The second course, paired with Snapshot Wheat, is snapper ceviche over grilled heirloom tomatoes topped with avocado, dehydrated corn and shaved fennel.

For the third course, a Ranger IPA will be paired with Belgium hops cold smoked Ahi Tuna with green peppercorns topped with chargrilled peach Beurre Blanc.

For the fourth course, 1554 Black Lager braised short ribs over spring root vegetable risotto and topped with espresso and blackberry jus will be paired with the 1554 Black Lager.

The final course is a St. James cheese plate with spiced pecans, blueberry puree, figs and grilled brioche served with Fat Tire Amber Ale.

Limited seating is available. Make your reservations by calling 753-4864.