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Photos from 6/21 TSAI Dinner

A few pictures from our last house event, courtesy of Ashley Braquet. More hereImageImageImage


20121110_OCH Art Market_menuJoin us this Friday, from 6-9 p.m. for dinner and live music. As always, we’ll be serving dishes made with the freshest local produce. Tom W., Jon S., and Fefe B. will be performing.

We’ll be in the Garden District at 1432 Sixth St., right next to the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Please let us know if you’re coming on our Facebook event page, or by email at tsainola@gmail.com.

Please check back in later this week for the full menu.

Details for TSAI House, 11/17

Our autumn dinner takes place this Saturday, from 5-9 p.m., at the house and gardens of Lili and Miles. There will be covered outdoor seating, but please bring a blanket if you’d like to sit outside on the grass. The wonderful Ramblin’ Letters will be providing music. Please let us know you’re coming, either at our Facebook Event Page, or by emailing us at tsainola@gmail.com.

Autumn Dinner

5-9 p.m.

218 S. Jeff Davis Pkwy.


TSAI HOUSE: Autumn Dinner this Saturday, 11/17

Join us in Mid-City this Saturday, between 5 and 9 p.m., for TSAI’s autumn dinner at the beautiful house and gardens of Lili and Miles, with live music by the Ramblin’ Letters. Let us know you’re coming by emailing us at tsainola@gmail.com or on the Facebook event page, and check back in later in the week for the menu, event location, and other details.

Menu for Saturday

Beautiful weekend coming up — join us at the OCH Art Market between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday for a full slate of events, including the 2nd Annual Faubourg Lafayette Historic Home Tour, and musical performances by Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield on OC Haley Boulevard. The menu: 

Seared Mushroom and Ruby Streak Salad with an Egg

Turnip Soup with Greens and Rosemary

Lentil Burgers on Whole Grain Bread with Satsuma Chutney

Oatmeal Cookies with Yogurt Cheese Frosting


Coffee, Cappuccino, Latte

Mint Iced Tea

Thyme Lemonade

November Events

Next Saturday, 10/10, we’ll be serving food at the OCH Art Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Faubourg Lafayette Historic Home Tour takes place at the same time, along with the O. C. Haley Boulevard Main Street Festival. All three events are free and open to the public.

The following weekend, we’re be in Mid-City on Saturday evening, 11/17, for our autumn TSAI House event. We’re excited about returning to this wonderful home and garden, and the menu that we’re putting together.

Check back in soon for details.

TSAI House with Leyla McCalla

We’re excited to be hosting a TSAI House event this Sunday, with music provided by Leyla McCalla. Check in again in the next couple of days for the menu and event details. Please RSVP for the event by emailing tsainola@gmail.com or by letting us know on the Facebook event page. Thank you.


After growing up in New York City, Haitian-American cellist, banjoist, and guitarist Leyla McCalla is now based in New Orleans. She has recently performed at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival and the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Currently touring with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, McCalla is also affiliated with Morgan O’Kane, Magnolia Beacon, and Sarah Quintana. Beyond being a musician, she is a composer, poet, and avid fan of Langston Hughes. McCalla has been compared to jazz singer and pianist Nina Simone and Haitian singer Emeline Michel.

One Year Anniversary at Rio Mar

Please mark your calendars for next Sunday, which is when Rio Mar restaurant is providing us use of their wonderful space and kitchen in the Warehouse District to celebrate the first year of TSAI. We will have a special menu inspired by our biggest hits from our previous events, a wonderful lineup of musicians from 5-9 p.m., and special drinks available at the bar. Nick Bazan, chef and owner of Rio Mar, will be tending the bar. Please RSVP on Facebook or by emailing tsainola@gmail.com. See you there!

Dinner at Rio Mar

800 S. Peters St.

July 29, 2012

5-9 p.m.