As Covid-19 vaccinations rise and new case numbers fall, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced an easing of restrictions on March 10, 2021–welcome news for those craving the chances to get together again. As New Orleans enters a modified Phase 3 of its reopening plans, Restaurants and businesses are allowed 75% occupancy under new guidelines, and live entertainment is allowed indoors again at bars and venues. Gatherings of up to 75 people indoors and 150 people outdoors are also now allowed.
Now is the perfect time to celebrate that special occasion you’ve been putting off
The ideal place to celebrate is the chic new Batture Bistro + Bar located in the lobby of the new ONE11 Hotel in New Orleans’ famed French Quarter.
Batture Bistro + Bar which was named for the land on which it sits; the “alluvial land between the low-tide of the Mississippi and the levee,” according to Biz New Orleans. The property, 111 Iberville, was originally built in 1884 as the center of all manufacturing for the once-massive New Orleans Sugar District. The building has been fully restored including original brick walls, columns and wood beams. Batture Bistro + Bar offers unique catering space opportunities not found in other French Quarter venues. It is ideally laid out best for intimate gatherings of 40 people or less, who will be wined and dined with craft cocktails, local micro-brews and food by five-star rated Messina’s Catering & Events–one of New Orleans top caterers since 1961.
Messina’s catering tantalizing menu has a distinct New Orleans flavor at Batture
Batture’s restaurant menu features breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Breakfast and brunch options include Bananas Foster Belgian waffles, Creole eggs benedict, and NOLA deviled eggs. Messina’s also serves up Crescent City favorites in inventive new ways, which is evident in their Boudin egg rolls and crab gratin. The restaurant’s culinary style was recently described as “sophisticated comfort food, with a creole twist and a playful nod to the area’s history in sugar production.” Private event hosts can choose to order from the menu, or create a custom menu from Messina’s vast catering library.
Batture’s unique event spaces contain a mix of “rooftop with unobstructed river views”, to “alfresco in the French Quarter”, to “private poolside”. In the warmer months, guests can dine alfresco in Batture’s “Loading Dock” which features a full retractable wall that opens up to a stunning view of the French Quarter. In any season, the closed wall offers climate-controlled comfort and floor-to-ceiling views. Other entertainment options within ONE11Hotel where New Orleans caterer Messina’s serves up its inspired catering menus include two rooftop penthouses, each with their own private terrace, or one grand terrace combined. These terraces feature unobstructed views of the mighty Mississippi River. Or, guests can enjoy the poolside “sweet” where guests can soak up rays while being wined and dined.
Better yet, make a weekend of it
From its incomparable views and plush pillow-topped mattresses to the attention to fine details like Malin+Goetz bath amenities, your guests can stay in five-star luxury before, during and after your special event at ONE11 Hotel. The hotel’s suites are called “sweets”, another nod to the area’s sugar production history, and are opulent, ranging in size from 462 to 540 square feet. Rooms are also generously proportioned and range from penthouses with private terraces to a pool-side sweet as well as king rooms with luxe amenities.