First, we will meet and greet at Clesi's Restaurant and enjoy a cocktail of your choosing. Once we finish with introductions, we will then move to the restaurant's one of a kind outside cooking pad for a hands-on traditional Oyster grilling experience. there, each guest will participate in cleaning, shucking, and preparing oysters to make the perfect Chargrilled Oyster. After we are finished grilling, you will be seated for dinner. Each guest will receive a half dozen Chargrilled Oysters, Jambalaya, Fried Green Beans while washing it down with a drink of your choice. Once we are done with dinner, each guest will receive traditional NOLA Bread Pudding a la mode. We will wrap up the day with any final questions that you may have! It's all about the experience!
Clesi's is a critically acclaimed, family owned restaurant in an authentic New Orleans neighborhood, Mid-City. With 25 years of cooking experience, master renegade boiler, James Clesi, brings a unique touch to boiling seafood and other Cajun delicacies. James got his start by catering to local bars and community groups. He now runs a successful neighborhood restaurant with his siblings, designed to make you feel at home while enjoying the taste and experience of the New Orleans Culture. Clesi's specializes in not only seafood (Crabs, Shrimp, Crawfish and Oysters) with daily deliveries from local fisherman, but also delicacies like Gumbo, Po-boys, Burgers, Boudin and Chicken Sandwiches. Come for the food, enjoy the experience!
For dinner, you will be served Chargrilled Oysters, traditional Jambalaya, and Fried Green Beans, while washing it down with…
Clesi's Restaurant at 4323 Bienville St. is in the heart of Mid-City, New Orleans. Clesi's is conveniently located just a couple blocks away from the New Orleans Canal st. street car line. We are also blocks away from the historic Canal St. cemeteries as well as City Park.
A Traditional Oyster Grilling Experience