Football Season Commands a Special Toast Inspired Spirits by the Glass

Restaurant R’evolution is kicking off this football season by introducing fans to a refreshing new cocktail befitting the occasion.  Meet the “Saint”, an inspired blend of Belvedere vodka delicately balanced with lemongrass syrup, fresh lemon juice and Crème de Violet that is shaken not stirred over ice. The mixture is strained and poured into a chilled martini glass, finished with a few dashes of peach bitters and topped off with a lemon twist.  Voila, spirit by the glass! Restaurant R’evolution’s beverage director, Molly Wismeier, acknowledges that creating the “Saint” was truly a team effort.  “This season’s cocktail is super refreshing and fun to drink but it’s a serious beverage that the connoisseur can appreciate,” explains Wismeier.  It’s a tradition at Restaurant R’evolution to unveil a new cocktail at the start of each football season to honor our New Orleans Saints with a toast to their success.  Whether you’re cheering the team on at the game or joining friends at your favorite bar, a toast with the “Saint” at Restaurant R’evolution is a winner and promises to please. About Restaurant R’evolution This elegant 6,000 square-foot fine dining restaurant which seats 160, opened to the public in June of 2012.  The restaurant is the first joint venture for chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto’s restaurant development company, Home on the Range.  Located in the heart of the French Quarter at 777 Bienville Street in the landmark Royal Sonesta New Orleans, Restaurant R’evolution’s cuisine is a modern and imaginative reinterpretation of classic Cajun and Creole styles.  The restaurant is a celebration of the cultural fusion of the food and flavor that has shaped the culinary landscape of New Orleans. Dinner at Restaurant R'evolution is served Monday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. The popular Sunday Jazz Brunch is offered from 10:00 a.m.  For your convenience, valet parking is available at the restaurant’s Bienville Street entrance or inside the Royal Sonesta New Orleans’ parking garage.  Attire is casual but proper.  For reservations, call 504.553.2277.  For more information, please visit us at or follow the restaurant on Facebook, Twitter or Restaurant R’evolution’s Blog for a behind-the-scenes peek inside one of New Orleans’ most exciting restaurants. About Royal Sonesta New Orleans The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is a 483-room luxury hotel that provides visitors with an authentic New Orleans experience.  The property encompasses an entire city block at 300 Bourbon Street and is located steps away from some of the finest shopping and visitor attractions in the city.  With an historic location and distinct French Quarter architectural features, the hotel is home to Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse, the original PJ's Coffee Café, Desire Oyster Bar, and the award winning Restaurant R'evolution. The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is one of 66 properties within the Sonesta Collection. For more information, visit or call us in New Orleans at 504.586.0300. 

We’ve jazzed up Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Located in the heart of the French Quarter and just steps away from some of the city’s finest shopping and visitor attractions, the all-new Royal Sonesta New Orleans looks forward to welcoming you and your guests. With 483 newly appointed guest rooms and suites, special performances presented nightly at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, fine dining at Restaurant R’evolution, seasonal beverages at PJ’s Coffee Café and casual dining at Desire Oyster Bar, there are always plenty of exciting new offerings to enjoy at this luxurious hotel. We invite you to make Royal Sonesta New Orleans your exclusive travel destination. For more information, visit, 1.800.SONESTA or call directly at 504.586.0300.

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