An Italian Palate Book Signing Schedule


October 27                 Mississippi Museum of Art              1:00pm                        Jackson, MS

October 29                 Oddfellow’s Gallery                           5:00pm                        Hattiesburg, MS

November 6-9            Mistletoe Marketplace                       7am-9pm                     Jackson, MS

November 11             Main Street Books                              5pm                             Hattiesburg, MS

November 12             Lemuria Books                                    1:00pm                        Jackson, MS

November 13             Reed’s Books                                      12pm-2pm                  Tupelo, MS

November 14             Indianola Country Club                      1:30pm-3pm               Tupelo, MS

November 14             Turnrow Books                                  5pm-7pm                    Greenwood, MS

November 15             Square Books                                      5pm                             Oxford, MS

November 17             Christmas at Book Mart                     12pm-3pm                  Starkville, MS

November 19             Clinton Library                                   6:30pm                        Clinton, MS

November 20             Turning Pages Books                          12pm-2pm                  Natchez, MS

November 21             Lauren Rogers Museum                      10am-12pm                 Laurel, MS

November 22             Caters Market                                     11am-1pm                   Meridian, MS

November 24             Village Peddler                                    1pm-5pm                    Fairhope, AL

November 25             Pass Christian Books                          6pm-7:30 pm              Pass Christian, MS

November 30             Wyatt Waters Gallery                                    3pm-4pm                    Clinton, MS

December 1                Loreli Books                                       1:00pm                        Vicksburg, MS

December 2                Main Street Books                              4pm                             Hattiesburg, MS

December 3                Cover to Cover                                   11am-1pm                   Natchez, MS

December 5                Martin Miazza                                               11:30am                      Gulfport, MS

December 7                An Italian Palate Dual Demo              4pm                             Booneville, MS

December 8                Winston County Library                    2pm                             Louisville, MS

December 11              Cotton Row Books                             1:00 pm                       Cleveland, MS

December 11              A Trip to Italy-MMA                                   7pm                             Jackson, MS

December 12              Private Event                                      6pm                             Biloxi

December 15              Purple Parrot Cafe                              3pm                             Hattiesburg, MS

December 14              Persnickety                                         11am                           Madison, MS

January 9                   A Trip to Italy- MMA                                  evening                        Jackson, MS

January 23                 Kings Daughter Foundation                7pm                             Brookhaven, MS

March 28                   Oxford Conference For the Book       1:30pm                        Oxford, MS

Crescent City Grill Jazz Brunch Menu (for the pop-up at the Mississippi Museum of Art) all proceeds go to the museum

Crescent City Grill Jazz Brunch

A Benefit for the Mississippi Museum of Art






Smoked Crab Nachos

Marinated cold-smoked crabmeat, pepperjack and cheddar cheeses and jalapeno on fried corn tortillas and served with pico de gallo 7.95


Corn and Crab Bisque

A Crescent City Grill classic for 25 years 4.95


Gumbo Ya-Ya

A classic dark roux gumbo of chicken, andouille sausage and duck 4.95


Sensation Salad

Our original signature salad… mixed greens tossed with Romano and bleu cheeses in a tangy white wine vinaigrette 3.95





Cajun Cobb Salad

Blackened Shrimp, blue cheese, green onions, tomato, and avocado over mixed greens tossed in a creamy red wine vinaigrette 11.95


Warm Grilled Chicken Salad

Marinated boneless chicken, grilled and served over a bed of fresh spring mix with Granny Smith apple, fresh grapes, diced celery, spiced pecans and Gorgonzola cheese tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette 10.95


New Orleans Sloppy Roast Beef Po Boy

Roast beef smothered with gravy and Swiss cheese with lettuce, tomato, and sliced pickles 9.95


Eggplant Orleans

Creamy Crabmeat Holleman and brie cheese sandwiched between crispy wheels of eggplant and topped with shrimp, mushrooms and Romano cheese in a Creole cream sauce 15.95


Blackened Redfish

Served over a traditional succotash with our house-made tasso 16.95



Traditional Cajun rice dish with chicken and house-made andouille sausage 12.95


Corn and Crabcake Bisque

Crab cake served over corn and crab bisque, and topped with fresh lump crabmeat 12.95


Crescent City Shrimp & Grits

Fresh Gulf shrimp sautéed with mushrooms and caramelized onions in a light garlic butter sauce and served over creamy, stone-ground cheese grits 12.95




White Chocolate Bread Pudding

White chocolate sauce, raspberry coulis 4.95


Hot Buttered Pecan Pie

Vanilla bean ice cream 4.95

Purple Parrot Cafe’s Benefit for Extra Table at the Mississippi Museum of Art

Purple Parrot Cafe
A benefit for Extra Table

Course One

Prince Edward Island Mussel and Blue Crab Ceviche
Madras curry, pineapple, lime, micro cilantro

Korean Shrimp bun
House-made Kimchee, house pickles


Course Two

Trio of Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Seared, Torchon, Brulee
Weinbach Gewurztraminer, Alsace 2009

Salad of Tomatoes, Radishes, & Beets
Ryals Dairy Goat cheese mousse, pickled black walnut, candied nuts
Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2011

Beausoleil oysters, pickled leek mignonette, Hackleback Caviar, Oregon black truffles
Duval-Leroy Brut Champagne NV

Pig Tail Corn Dog
House-made pickles, mustards, pomme frites
Rudi Pichler Federspiel Gruner Veltliner, Wachau 2007


Course Three

Mediterranean Branzini
House-made Chorizo, fava beans, broccoli rabe, brown butter, preserved lemon
JJ Prum Kabinett Riesling, Wehlener Sonnenhur, Mosel 2009

“Filet” of Spinalis
Smoked Royal trumpet mushrooms, porcini dust, bone marrow crisp, parsnip puree, parsley oil
Hall Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2009

Sea Scallop
New Bedford Scallops, butter-poached Maine lobster, popcorn grits, veal bacon, sunchoke, baby swiss chard
Thierry et Pascale Matrot, Meursault 2009

Roast Squab
Granny Smith apple, grated fennel, baby Brussels sprouts, medjool date reduction
Perrin et Fils, La Gille, Gigondas 2009


Course Four

Sweet Potato
Beignet, blondie, sweet potato caramel, caramelized white chocolate ice cream, orange
Alvear Pedro Ximenez, Montilla-Moriles, Solera 1927

Valrhona Chocolate
Milk, bittersweet, cocoa, and Oregon black truffle ice cream
Warre’s Otima, 10 Year Old Tawny Port

Lavender Cheesecake
Ruby Red Grapefruit, Cardamom sorbet, finger lime
Elderton Botrytis Semillon, Riverina 2010


Course Five

Extra Table Lagniappe

Chef Jeremy Noffke
Sommelier Dusty Frierson

Eating Europe

Robert and his wife and kids are currently on a 12-month culinary and cultural journey through 30 countries on three continents. Stay tuned for daily updates