Celebrations: BRAVO! Way Book Signing

On Monday, November 12th, 2018 we were delighted to host the release part and book signing for Dawn Dugle’s debut work The BRAVO! Way: Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty. We are thrilled that for her first book, Dawn chose to tell our story and even more thrilled that her exemplary writing has been called “delicious fare” by the Clarion Ledger and a “revelatory study” by the New Orleans Review of Books. If you weren’t able to join us for the release party, we wanted to share some pictures our friends from the Northside Sun took of Dawn’s triumphant debut- and one heck of a great party.

The fun doesn’t stop as she is now on The BRAVO! Way book tour! Check out her schedule, grab a book, and plan to meet her soon.

Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Torte

In honor of The BRAVO! Way: Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty book tour with Dawn Dugle, we wanted to share one of the recipes Chef Dan Blumenthal shared with her in the book: our infamous Chocolate Torte. Now you can have this melt-in-your-mouth goodness at home! Make it a tradition you share around the table with family and friends, just the way we envisioned it.

Flourless Chocolate Torte

19 oz.     semi-sweet chocolate, good quality

6 ea.     large eggs, room temperature

8 oz.     heavy whipping cream

Directions: Prepare a 10″ false-bottom pan with a wax paper circle on the bottom and spray with pan release. Cover the bottom of your pan with foil so it doesn’t take on water. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.

Place the chocolate in a plastic bowl and melt in the microwave; or melt in a metal bowl over a double boiler on the stove. Whip the cream to soft peaks in a mixer, then remove from the bowl and reserve in another metal or glass bowl. Place the eggs in a mixer bowl and whip on high speed until the eggs gain enough volume to reach the top of the bowl (about 5-10 minutes.)

Pour the melted chocolate into a large metal bowl. Fold the whipped eggs in two batches into the chocolate. Lastly, fold in the whipped cream. Pour the batter into your prepared 10″ pan. Make sure your foil is tight and place the pan in a 1″ deep hot water bath in your 300 degree oven.

Bake for 20 minutes or until set. Allow to cool completely. Dust the top with cocoa or powdered sugar. Cut into quarters, then cut each quarter into thirds or fourths as desired.


If you like chocolate, well, this is the perfect dessert. If not, no need to even bother. It’s gluten-free and not too sweet, with no added sugar, so it’s definitely a crowd-pleaser.

Extended Holiday Hours

We love the holidays! We want you to be able to linger and celebrate with friends and family as long as possible, so we are EXTENDING OUR BAR HOURS this holiday season!

This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday we will keep the bar and lounge open until 2 AM and this Sunday we will keep the doors open until midnight! This will be perfect for those late night catching up sessions and holiday get-togethers over drinks at your favorite restaurant 😉

No reservations needed! Simply grab your friends and family and come and enjoy!

Vegan Menu Now Available!

We are thrilled to announce the addition of a fully vegan menu at BRAVO! Due to demand, we have put together some of our greatest hits and a few new additions to the BRAVO! palate that you will find both delectable and friendly to a plant-based diet.

At BRAVO!, we have always been committed to making your dining experience delightful, whatever your dietary needs, without compromising on great service or flavor. We hope that you enjoy this menu as much as we enjoyed the creative challenge! Come try it today!

Now Available: The BRAVO! Way

The Perfect Holiday Gift Is Here!

The BRAVO! Way: Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty by our friend Dawn Dugle… “is a brutally honest deep-dive and insider’s look into the passion and dedication it takes to own and operate a restaurant in today’s challenging business climate.” -Robert St. John

Learn the “secret sauce” behind the success of BRAVO! and the creative ways Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal attacked seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their 25 years in business. Plus, eight signature BRAVO! recipes make this the perfect gift for anyone on your list!

Now available at Lemuria Books upstairs in Banner Hall. You can also order both the paperback and hardback versions directly from them here!

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