NEW ORLEANS (press release) – A handful of local restaurants announced their takeout and dine-in options available for the Christmas season.

 

Toups’ Meatery

Dine in: Christmas Eve

Chef Isaac Toups’ Mid-City dining gem Toups’ Meatery, will be open this year on Christmas Eve from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Diners can indulge Chef Toups’ bold, contemporary Cajun cookery while enjoying Beverage Director Bryson Downham’s inventive seasonal cocktails. The full a la carte menu will be available and include fan favorites such as the cracklins, Meatery Board, and double cut pork chop with dirty rice. Guests who stop by early can enjoy Happy Hour from 3 p.m. 5 p.m. Specials include a $7 cocktail of the day; $4 off all whiskeys; $5 well spirits and draft beers; $6 select wines-by-the-glass; and bar bites at a reduced price. Toups’ Meatery is located at 845 North Carrollton Ave. in New Orleans. Reservations suggested. For more information, please call (504) 252-4999 or visit www.toupsmeatery.com

 

Bywater American Bistro

To Go: Christmas Eve

Those looking to celebrate Christmas at home can order special Christmas Meal Kits To-Go from Chef Nina Compton’s highly acclaimed Bywater American Bistro. Priced at $50 per person, the menu serves one and includes traditional favorites a la Nina Compton. As selection of wine and punch are also available for purchase. The full menu follows:

 

SPICED ROASTED PORK BELLY

MASHED POTATOES

BRUSSELS SPROUTS

SAGE STUFFING

ROSEMARY JUS

SWEET POTATO PIE AND CINNAMON CREAM

SANTA’S SUGAR COOKIES

 

Orders must be placed by Sunday, Dec. 20, for pickup and/or delivery on Thursday, Dec. 24, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bywater American Bistro is located at 2900 Chartres St. in New Orleans. For more information, please call (504) 605-3827. To place an order visit bbot.menu/bywateramericanbistrodeliveryorpickup

 

 

Compère Lapin

Dine in: Christmas Day
Chef Nina Compton’s award-winning flagship restaurant Compère Lapin will offer a festive menu on Christmas Day served family-style available from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Priced at $80 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, the all-inclusive three-course menu follows:

 

FIRST

WINTER CHOPPED SALAD

SECOND

ADOBO ROASTED PORCHETTA

RICE & PEAS

SWEET POTATO / SAGE PURÉE

MIRLITON / POTATO GRATIN

 

DESSERT

MILK PUNCH PANNA COTTA

 

Compère Lapin is located in The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery at 535 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. For more information or reservations, please call (504) 599-2119, or visit www.comperelapin.com

 

 

Jack Rose & Hot Tin  

Dine in: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

This holiday season, step into one of New Orleans’ liveliest eateries for what is sure to be a memorable feast. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, locals and visitors alike are invited to experience a memorable meal, with a range of offerings combining seasonal and Cajun flavors. Thoughtfully crafted by Chef Brian Landry, the four-course prix-fixe menu ($60–$70, depending on main course) will be offered at both Jack Rose restaurant and Hot Tin rooftop on Christmas Eve from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Christmas Day from Noon – 6 p.m..  The full menu follows:

 

FIRST

(choice of)

GULF SHRIMP & GNOCCHI SARDI, SAFFRON, TOMATO

PANEED OYSTERS, SOFT SCRAMBLED EGGS, BACON LARDONS

CRISPY PORK CHEEKS, ROASTED GARLIC GRITS, PAN GRAVY

CRAB & CORN FLAKES, RED ONIONS, CHERRY TOMATOES, LIME VINAIGRETTE

MUSHROOM PATE, PUFFED RICE, CIABATTA

 

SECOND

(choice of)

DUCK GUMBO, CAJUN COUNTRY RICE

BUTTERNUT SQUASH BISQUE, KALE PESTO

APPLE & SPICED WALNUT SALAD, BLUE CHEESE, WATERCRESS, VANILLA BALSAMIC

KALE CAESAR, CAULIFLOWER, GARLIC VINAIGRETTE, SHAVED PARMESAN

 

THIRD

(choice of)

ROASTED FISH, LENTILS, HERB SALAD $69

FLOUNDER EN PAPILLOTE, CRAB BOIL BUTTER, FINGERLING POTATOES, CHARRED CORN $67

SEARED SCALLOPS, FETTUCCINE NERO, VERMOUTH CREAM, PARMESAN $70

HANGER STEAK, MARROW BUTTER, RADICCHIO, YORKSHIRE PUDDING $70

7 SPICED DUCK, CRANBERRY, WILD RICE $66

BUTTERNUT SQUASH ORECCHIETTE, SMOKED MUSHROOMS, RICOTTA SALATA, BRANDY $60

 

DESSERT

(choice of)

MILE HIGH PIE, CHOCOLATE SAUCE

MIDNIGHT GOAT CHEESECAKE, CHOCOLATE MOCHA, BRANDY CRANBERRIES

BANANA DULCEY BREAD PUDDING, BANANA CURRY ICE CREAM, RUM CARAMEL SAUCE

FALLEN CHOCOLATE CAKE, DARK CHOCOLATE, NAMELAKA CREAM, MIXED BERRY COMPOTE

Jack Rose and Hot Tin are located at the Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St Charles Ave. in New Orleans. For more information or reservations, please call (504) 323-1500or visit www.jackroserestaurant.com