With the holiday season upon us, planning is underway for many a feast, family gathering, and spirited socially distant event. Thanksgiving greets us first, and fortunately for New Orleans families and visitors, Briquette and sister restaurant New Orleans Creole Cookery are offering traditional flavors elevated to high foodie standards on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26, 2020) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“This year has brought a lot of changes to the holidays, and Briquette and Creole Cookery look to ease the burden of cooking on families while offering a little escape from the house,” says Anna Tusa, Proprietor. “The special three-course Creole Thanksgiving menu, offered alongside each restaurant’s regular menu, features many of the flavors you crave with a little Creole lagniappe that make for a memorable meal,” she says.
Start off with a Creole holiday classic, a steaming cup of heart- and belly-warming Gumbo Yaya before diving into the main course: Oven-roasted Turkey Breast with Gravy, Shrimp and Crab dressing, Cajun Dirty Rice, Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole with a hint of bourbon, Fresh Haricot Verts, and Grand Marnier Cranberry Relish. Save room for another Thanksgiving must-have: a decadent slice of Pumpkin Pie.
The menu, fashioned by Executive Chef Peter Isaac and Chef John Trinh, runs $45 per person, and reservations may be made by calling the restaurants or via OpenTable.
As the year-end approaches, Briquette and New Orleans Creole Cookery welcome households, visitors, and corporate hosts for socially distant private events on Christmas Eve and throughout December. Both restaurants offer guests a variety of festive environments for celebrating the holidays with friends and family this year, from the relaxed courtyard or traditional dining room of French Quarter-based New Orleans Creole Cookery (508 Toulouse St.) to the contemporary liveliness of downtown Briquette (701 S. Peters St.) and its exclusive Wine Room.
“At Briquette, private diners can choose from the regular menu or a tailored menu customized to your needs,” says Tusa. For example, a three-course private dinner might include a choice of starter—the Crab & Artichoke Bisque or Briquette Seasonal Salad— before a selection of the restaurant’s most popular entrees like Blackened Redfish, Prime Filet Mignon, or the Pasta Briquette. The holiday meal wouldn’t be complete without Bread Pudding Beignets or the rich Molasses Factory Foster that honors the building’s flavorful history. A full bar and Briquette’s award-winning, extensive wine list is also available.
To book your Christmas Eve dinner or other holiday celebration, call Briquette at 504-524-9632 or New Orleans Creole Cookery at 504-524-9632.