New Executive Chef pairs fresh produce, perfect weather and exciting new exhibits for a season of fine dining for the whole family
chez louie, located inside the Nevada Museum of Art, serves up a chic eating experience peppered with French-inspired comfort food that’s sure to send taste buds soaring. The contemporary Nevada Museum of Art architecture, world-renowned artwork and new Executive Chef Shakka Moore’s award-winning culinary creations combine to form a laissez faire feeling that’s perfect for everything from Sunday Music Brunch to Thursday night dinners.
Below are events patrons can enjoy weekly throughout the summer:
Shakka Moore Takes Over the Kitchen
After five years at the helm of the Grove, south Reno’s premier events venue, Shakka Moore has been named executive chef for chez louie. As a fellow Hyatt alumnus, Moore has a passion for fresh, local food, mirroring that of Mark Estee, the eatery’s owner, who also spent many years with the prominent hotel chain. Like Estee, Moore brings an air of creativity and fun to the restaurant with original, seasonal dishes that change frequently.
The best thing to do on one of Reno’s 300 days of sunshine is sit outside and enjoy a great meal. chez louie offers a large outdoor seating area for diners to take in the sites while taking in one of the restaurant’s delicious dishes. Sample the soup of the moment from a selection of tables with oversized umbrellas or partake in the Parisian gnocchi with crispy prosciutto and spring vegetable ragout. Start with handcrafted cocktails and baked brie or skip straight to dessert with caramel budino or chocolate cake. Whatever the selection, it’s sure to be better when enjoyed with a side of Sierra Nevada views.
Sunday Music Brunch
Reno is ready for a fresh take on Sunday brunch. Visit chez louie and the Nevada Museum of Art between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. each Sunday to enjoy live music and a classic brunch menu with a seasonal, artistic twist. There isn’t a bad seat in the house when the band plays from the center of the restaurant, complemented by Prosecco and bloody Mary bars for diners to indulge in. Reservations are not required but may be made at 775-284-2921.
Thursday Night Dinners
For an experience unlike any other in town, chez louie offers Thursday Night Dinners starting at 4 p.m. Executive Chef Shakka Moore crafts a perfect combination of dishes for a chalkboard menu of seasonal specials available for one night only. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind dining experience that makes for the perfect date night. Reservations are not required but may be made at 775-284-2921.
Hands ON! Second Saturday
Grab the kids and head downtown to enjoy the Museum’s free Hands ON! Second Saturday. Held on the second Saturday of each month, Hands ON! Second Saturday features hands-on art projects and storytelling, performances and museum tours. This month’s event features the Art of Mexico and begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 10.
Pop Up Dinners and Wine Dinners
Executive Chef Moore’s creativity shines with the opportunity to turn food into art during chez louie’s Pop-Up Dinners and special occasion Wine Dinners. Keep an eye out for special dinners correlating with top museum exhibits including this summer’s “Picturing Mexico: Alfredo Ramos Martínez” exhibition that is paired with Spanish Wine, tapas and more. Visit www.NevadaArt.org for complete details.
For more information on chez louie visit www.chez-louie.com