Carl’s Fried Chicken Takes Over Mondays at the Fountain Lounge in The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
To celebrate its 125th birthday, historic hotel brings back a favorite that has been perfected for 40 years
NEW ORLEANS - Mondays just got better with the return of Carl’s Fried Chicken at the Fountain Lounge in The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. A chicken recipe perfected over four decades within the Fountain Lounge kitchen has been added to every Monday menu, along with traditional sides and regionally sourced beer that will delight families and friends and their taste buds.
Carl’s Fried Chicken made its debut on Mardi Gras outside of the hotel. A banner hung from what was then The Fairmont Hotel to Bailey’s Restaurant to direct revelers to a big bucket of Carl’s Fried Chicken and a pitcher of beer. The Roosevelt New Orleans is ecstatic to bring Carl’s Fried Chicken back to its roots every Monday at $18.93 per person, which signifies a big milestone for the property – its 125th birthday. In 1893, the property first opened as The Grunewald and is now considered one of the most historical hotels in the country.
“This decades-old fried chicken recipe has only improved through years of love,” said Chef Carl Cushenberry. “I’ve dedicated most of my life to The Roosevelt New Orleans. I am delighted to call the Fountain Lounge my home where I can serve authentic Southern fried chicken every Monday. It is so special to me.”
Cushenberry, pot washer turned chef, has been with the hotel for more than 40 years. From the start, he saw the opportunity to do what he loves – explore different dishes and how ingredients hit ones’ pallet. Chef Carl’s drive and speed earned him his position as a chef and now 40 years later, he is still in the same kitchen perfecting his fried chicken with a unique blend of wet and dry spices that has been cultivated through years of trial and improvement.
Carl’s Fried Chicken Mondays are served family-style and include crowd-pleasing sides – red beans and rice, cole slaw and a buttermilk biscuit. The Fountain Lounge is partnering with local breweries to highlight new beverages that will go synonymously with Carl’s crispy fried chicken. The meal includes two pieces of chicken and all three sides.
Full information on Carl’s Fried Chicken Mondays can be found at www.TheRooseveltNewOrleans.com.
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