NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Beginning Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, Kimpton Hotel Fontenot is launching a new expanded weekend brunch at Peacock Room. Brunch will now take place every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the heart of the hotel’s elegant and soulful space. Peacock Room weekend brunch features a unique menu that includes many specialty dishes and cocktails that are not available during the week.

The menu, executed by Executive Chef Chris Lusk, is a spin on his shareable interpretations of regional classics. Brunch favorites include the Peacock Tower filled with deviled eggs, lobster toast, s&p shrimp, pimento cheese and crostini ($35); Salt, Pepper & Vinegar Shrimp with nuoc jam pepper jelly ($15); Huevos Rancheros featuring chorizo cured pork belly and mole verde ($18); a Chicken Biscuit with American cheese and jalapeno cane syrup ($15); and the C&A Benedict with crab-avocado toast, poached egg and gochujang choron ($26).

Guests can also choose from a contemporary selection of exceptional, hard-to-come-by spirits and evocative craft cocktails. The beverage menu for brunch on Saturday and Sunday includes stellar cocktails created by Bar Supervisor Jordan Deis, such as the Squawk of Shame with tart passion fruit, citrus, subtle basil herbaceousness, a touch of spritzy wine flavor and texture ($13); Siren of the Tropics, a slightly creamy cocktail containing house-made banana rum, nutty roasted pecans and bananas, and aromas of cinnamon and molasses ($12); and Washoku Marii with vodka and a super savory and spicy, tomato and soy umami garnished with lemon, mint, garlic scape pickled lotus root, celery and a cured ramen egg ($14). Deis has also created a shareable bourbon punch, High Tea Punch for 2, to be served in a beautiful tea set ($24, serves 2) which will change weekly.

Dining reservations for brunch are recommended and can be made here.

WHEN: Saturday brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning on January 1, 2022
Also, Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Peacock Room | Hotel Fontenot
501 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130