(HUDSON, N.Y.) – On Saturday, August 17, Helsinki Hudson will become “New Orleans on the Hudson,” when the kitchen and the stage are turned over to the flavors and sounds of the Big Easy, with an all-New Orleans menu served up by Helsinki Executive Chef Hugh Horner — a native of Louisiana — and a dance party fueled by singer and trombonist Glen David Andrews and his funky, horn-laced New Orleans funk and soul band, starting at 9pm.
For “New Orleans on the Hudson,” the Restaurant at Helsinki Hudson will feature a menu of authentic Louisiana specialties such as Etouffee and Jambalaya, the sort of dishes that Hugh Horner learned to prepare in his grandmothers’ kitchens – the very dishes that made him want to become a chef in the first place.
Glen Andrews is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. He combines a voice and stage presence worthy of Louis Armstrong, updated for the hip-hop era. A typical Glen David Andrews set offers a vivid, multicolored tapestry of the sounds of the New Orleans, a mix of traditional jazz, parade music, rock, gospel, funk and zydeco. Andrews has appeared in three seasons of HBO’s “Treme,” playing himself and performing one of his original tunes, “Knock Wit Me.”
For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800. For the most up-to-date concert information, visit Helsinki Hudson.