reserve your seat at the table
$195/person (price includes 18% service fee and all applicable tax). Tickets are non-refundable. Seating is limited to 50 persons for each event in order to preserve the opportunity for personal interaction between the chefs, performing artists and our patrons. Event will proceed rain or shine.
the fall 2018 series charity
Maison Madeleine has decided each Secret Supper Series should give back to the community that supports us by adopting a meaningful non-profit organization. This Fall the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will receive a portion of this season’s total ticket sales.
secret supper series guest info
From alternative accommodations to attire, transportation, and weather - here's all you need to know.
meet the chefs
new orleans, la
Joaquin Rodas was originally front of house. When he opened his own business (the Upstairs at Mimi’s), his chef got cold feet about five days before the opening—so he started to cook. Joaquin got a lot of advice from the community of chefs in New Orleans and says he got to learn from the best of the city in that way. Post-Katrina, he was cooking in Chicago. But as he he explains - "New Orleans is one of those things that gets under your skin. You can turn your head, but you can’t turn your back on it. My career in Chicago was actually going well, but New Orleans called me back." Now he churns out rustic yet inspired tapas in the kitchen at Bacchanal, where they endeavor every day to throw the best backyard wine party.
Alfredo Nogueira was born in New Orleans. He started cooking as soon as he was old enough to work, first at the original Zea Rotisserie Grill and then later at restaurants like RioMar and Vega Tapas Cafe. After Hurricane Katrina, he ended in Chicago where he became serious about cooking, doing a lot of random catering, then a pop-up, and then that pop-up scored him an executive chef position at a restaurant called Analogue where he showcased classic Louisiana cooking. “It was always on my mind, to make it as authentic as possible.” He explains. “I made so many friends, so many expats came through, and they were always extremely happy. Because food memories is No. 1. When you can hit the chord with someone on that you're automatically in the family.”
meet the musicians
jourdan thibodeaux & friends
Jourdan Thibodeaux is the guy you picture when someone says the word “authentic.” Straight from the blackjack boggy woods of Cypress Island, Louisiana, Jourdan is one of only a small number of young people speaking Cajun French today, and his soulful singing and fiddling are the perfect medium for his ever-growing repertoire of original Louisiana French songs. His musical ability and his crafty songwriting which is at once classic and progressive has afforded him a band comprised of some of the finest artists in Acadiana today. From foot-stomping two-steps to heart-breaking ballads, Jourdan Thibodeaux et les Rôdailleurs deliver la verité with a sound that will leave you wetter than running hoop nets in July!
jourdan thibodeaux - vocals
joel savoy - guitar
cedric watson - accordion