25 Years of Temperature Lunch (and it’s expanding)

For twenty-five years, Temperature Lunch at Palace Café has been a summer dining tradition in New Orleans. Running from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the dining deal has remained the same. It’s always been two courses for yesterday’s high (85 degrees on Monday means a $8.50 lunch on Tuesday). But this year, something IS changing. To celebrate the milestone of reaching 25 years, Palace Cafe’s sister restaurants, Bourbon House and Tableau will be participating as well.

Temperature Lunch Dish from 2018: Gulf Shrimp over a Louisiana bean summer salad

Temperature Lunch is synonymous with summer lunch. Locals love it and frequently dine with us more than once a week, in fact we have a few guests we see daily.  This year, with the addition of our other restaurants, we hope to give guests even more variety” commented Palace Café owner, Dickie Brennan. 

For the featured price (which is typically less than $10), guests have the choice of soup du jour or salad for the starter and then the special of the day as the entrée. The entrée changes daily and utilizes local ingredients, from farm fresh produce to Gulf seafood.

Some examples of past dishes include:

Crawfish Gnocchi – with English peas and wild boar speck
Louisiana Crab Cake – with avocado puree and frisée salad
BBQ Shrimp – with goat cheese grit cake

Temperature Lunch Dish from 2018: Grilled Mahi-Mahi with a fennel-citrus sauce

Temperature lunch daily specials will be posted each morning by 10am on each restaurant’s website as well as their Instagram and Facebook pages. Monday, May 27 marks the first day of Temperature Lunch!

Palace Café:
Instagram and Facebook

Bourbon House:
Instagram and Facebook

Instagram and Facebook