NEW ORLEANS (press release) – It’s time to make your plans for Thanksgiving!  Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski and the award-winning culinary team of the Link Restaurant Group are offering a catering menu for a Thanksgiving holiday feast to be picked up and served at home: Cochon Butcher takes care of your classic holiday meats and sides, and La Boulangerie is baking the pies, cakes, cookies, and table bread. 

“At Butcher, we are offering three choices for our Bell & Evans free-range turkeys,” said Stryjewksi. “Our smoked turkeys are already cooked and ready to serve at room temperature or can be reheated. The house-brined and ready-to-cook turkeys are a classic choice, and our delicious house-made boudin stuffed turkey, which is also ready to be cooked at home, is sure to be the star of any feast.”

Each Bell & Evans turkey is between 12 – 14 lbs. before cooking and feeds approximately 6-8 guests. In addition to turkeys, Butcher offers holiday ham, marinated bone-in rib roast, jambalaya stuffed whole chicken, smoked meats, charcuterie, and even whole hogs. Along with the meaty treats, Butcher’s catering menu also features all the classic Southern Thanksgiving items. Sides are offered in a small size, which feeds approximately 3-5 people, or a large size which provides three times as many servings. Sides include shrimp & eggplant dressing, broccoli & rice casserole, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, marinated Brussels sprouts, and smothered greens. Additional sides and fixings are coleslaw, potato salad, gravy, La Boulangerie’s dinner rolls, cranberry satsuma sauce, chicken & sausage gumbo, and smoked sausage jambalaya. La Boulangerie’s holiday pies, cakes, and desserts make for a grand finish. And the Boozy Butcher Eggnog is available by the gallon or half-gallon. The full Butcher catering menu is available online at cochonbutcher.com.

La Boulangerie’s Thanksgiving menu features everyone’s favorite holiday sweet treats: pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies, key lime pie, chocolate cream pie, coconut cream pie, lemon meringue pie, chocolate ganache tart, and strawberry tart. Cakes include double chocolate, red velvet, carrot, coconut, and salted caramel Doberge. Also available are vanilla cheesecake and apple crisp. However, the chocolate croissant bread pudding might be stealing the dessert show! Executive pastry chef Maggie Scales also offers a selection of baked pantry items and starters to nibble on while the turkey cooks. The brie en croute with pepper jelly pairs great with the house-made soda crackers, and the savory butternut squash soup with baguette crostinis makes for a tasty first course. View the full catering menu at laboulangerienola.com.

Out-of-town family and friends don’t have to miss out on a Butcher feast this Thanksgiving or Christmas season. From a special holiday ham meal that feeds 4-6 people to meat packages and charcuterie boxes for four, Cochon fans can enjoy Cochon via Goldbelly.com, now and throughout the year. Goldbelly packages also make excellent holiday gifts. For Thanksgiving orders they must be placed by November 20th for a November 23rd delivery.

Cochon Butcher: 
Thanksgiving menu items can be ordered online at cochonbutcher.com by Sunday, November 20, at 10:00 a.m. and are available for pick up any time on Tuesday, November 22, or Wednesday, November 23.

La Boulangerie:
Thanksgiving menu items can be ordered online at laboulangerienola.com by noon on Sunday, November 20, and are available for pick up any time on Tuesday, November 22, or Wednesday, November 23.

All of Link Restaurant Group’s restaurants are closed on Thanksgiving.
Reservations through the holiday season at Herbsaint, Cochon, Pêche, or Gianna can be made online through each restaurant’s website.