An Interview with Chef Joseph Maynard


The Hotel Monteleone finished a complete renovation of their restaurant space this past year, and opened Crillo toward the end of the summer. They've turned what was a really dark space into a beautiful, light-filled room, and Chef Joseph Maynard is producing some wonderful food. Watch our video interview here for some insight into what inspires him, what he looks for in ingredients, and take a look at their Thanksgiving Day menu after the video.




Enjoy Thanksgiving at Criollo!

A Warm and Elegant Holiday Meal at Criollo Restaurant in Hotel Monteleone

New Orleans, LA (November 7, 2012) – Give thanks for being able to stay out of the kitchen this year with an elegant, festive Thanksgiving meal at Criollo Restaurant in the historic Hotel Monteleone.

Bring everyone for a traditional turkey dinner or try one of Criollo’s delicious signature dishes on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012. Diners at Criollo Restaurant can relax while soaking up the ambiance of the French Quarter through sparkling, full-length windows in the beautiful new dining room. 

They can choose from a variety of perfectly prepared, 4-course meals featuring Grilled Veal Loin with Sweetbread Sauce, Glazed Virginia Ham, Grilled Grouper Goujons or the Traditional Sliced Turkey with all the beloved side dishes. Top the meal off with Pumpkin Upside Down Cake and Fig Ice Cream or Warm Spicy Carrot Cake. 

Breakfast hours at Criollo are 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 am. Thanksgiving dinner will be available from Noon – 8:00 pm. The 4-course Thanksgiving Day menu is offered at $56.00 per person.  Criollo standard menu favorites such as Grilled Lamb, Perdido Pass Snapper, Pan-Roasted Swordfish and Black Angus Filet of Beef are on the menu as well.

Discount parking is available with validation for Criollo Restaurant diners at the Monteleone and Solaris (721 Iberville)parking garages.

Spend a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family at Criollo Restaurant, located in Hotel Monteleone at 214 Royal Street. Reservations can be made by calling (504) 681-4444 or online at

Since 1886, Hotel Monteleone,, has proudly stood as one of the first landmarks in the famous French Quarter. The hotel is the Quarter’s largest full-service hotel, featuring 600 comfortable, luxurious guestrooms and suites. Hotel Monteleone is within walking-distance of some of New Orleans most famous attractions and is conveniently located eleven miles from the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Hotel Monteleone is a member of the Preferred Hotels® & Resorts and Historic Hotels of America, a consecutive AAA Four Diamond award-winner, and has won the J.D. Power and Associates Upscale Hotel Award for “An Outstanding Guest Experience.”

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