Where to Dine in NOLA for Valentine’s Day

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Just two blocks away from the French Quarter, The Eliza Jane is an ideal romantic destination. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Couvant – the hotel’s modern French brasserie restaurant – is offering an exclusive 3-course dining experience for $69/pp, which will include a delightful surprise from the kitchen. 

Standout menu items include the romantic Parisian Gnocchi with crabmeat, Scallops a la GrenobloiseHanger Steak with a Perigourdine sauce, pommes puree and a luscious Lava Cake. In addition to the prix fixe menu, diners will have the option to order from the full menu. To make a reservation, please visit Resy or call Couvant directly at (504) 324-5400. 


Jack Rose

Jack Rose, the culinary crown of the Pontchartrain Hotel, welcomes diners to celebrate Galentine’s Day on Thursday, Feb. 13. In addition to Chef Brian Landry’s wildly popular dinner menu, the eatery will be offering specialty brunch items like the famed chicken and waffles. Also available will be Veuve Clicquot Bottle Specials (Yellow Label $50; Rosé $65). Reservations are encouraged. Dinner is served Wednesday–Sunday from 5 p.m. 10 p.m. Telephone: (504) 323-1500. Website: www.jackroserestaurant.com


Jewel of the South

Those not feeling the Valentine’s Day spirit can head on over to Jewel of the South, the culinary and cocktail gem co-owned by renowned bartender, Chris Hannah and Nick Detrich, for an Anti-Valentine’s Day feast. For the occasion Chef Philip Whitmarsh has crafted a six-course prix fixe dinner menu priced at $95 per person (not including tax and gratuity) that will be available on Friday, Feb. 14. The full menu follows:

First

MOZZARELLA

Beetroots, Parsley

Second

CHARGRILLED BEEF HEART

Smoked Oyster, Raw Turnip, Horseradish

Third

BLOOD BOUDIN

Brussels Sprout Slaw

Fourth

ROAST CHICKEN

Liver Toasts, Garlic, Fried Sunchoke

Fifth

CHOCOLATE

Malted Milk, Mint

Sixth

BLOOD MACARON

Quince, Stilton

Jewel of the South is located at 1026 Saint Louis St. on the corner of North Rampart and St Louis. Dinner is served nightly from5:30 p.m. – midnight. For additional information or reservations, call (504) 265-8816 or visit www.jewelnola.com


Bywater American Bistro   
Enjoy a romantic dinner at Bywater American Bistro (BABs), curated by James Beard “Best Chef: South” Nina Compton and Chef/Partner Levi Raines. The four-course prix fixe menu – priced at $75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) with and optional wine pairing for $40 – follows:

First
HAMACHI TARTARE
Gruner Gelée, Paddlefish Caviar

Second
BEET RAVIOLI
Charred Brussels, Preserved Black Truffle

 

Third
ORA KING SALMON
Winter Vegetables, Beurre Blanc, Smoked Trout Roe, Potato Purée

 

Fourth
CHAMPAGNE SEMIFREDDO
Dark Chocolate Mousse, Strawberry Granita, Mint Crumb

 

Bywater American Bistro is located in the Rice Mill Lofts at 2900 Chartres St. in New Orleans’ Bywater district. Dinner is served Wednesday-Sunday from 5 p.m. 10 p.m. For more information, please call (504) 605-3827 or visit www.bywateramericanbistro.com


Toups’ Meatery

Born and bred Cajun Chef Isaac Toups’ cutting edge cooking style is showcased at his flagship restaurant, Toups’ Meatery. Certain to impress your Valentine, the contemporary Cajun eatery features dishes that are as robust as they are delicious, encompassing indigenous flavors of Louisiana. This Valentine’s Day, Toups’ Meatery will be offering dinner specials on rack of lamb, bone marrow and scallops. Toups’ Meatery is located at 845 North Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. 10 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday, and 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, please call (504) 252-4999 or visit www.toupsmeatery.com


Copper Vine  
Sweep your Valentine off his/her feet at Copper Vine – New Orleans’ newest destination for great wines and eclectic eats by Chef Amy Mehrtens. In addition to the regular a la carte menu, the restaurant will be offering Oysters on the Half Shell served with mignonette for $9. Copper Vine is located at 1001 Poydras St. in New Orleans’ Central Business District. Dinner is served Sunday–Thursday from 3 p.m. 10 p.m.  For more information or reservations, please call (504) 208-9535 or visit www.coppervinewine.com


Compère Lapin

This year, swoon over a romantic dinner at James Beard “Best Chef: South” Nina Compton’s gastronomic gem, Compère Lapin. On Valentine’s Day, the eatery will be offering a special four-course prix fixe menu priced at $85 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). The full menu follows:

First

OYSTER PAN STEW

 

Second

TAGLIATELLE

Oyster Mushrooms, Black Truffle

 

Third

SCALLOPS

Sunchokes, Brussels Sprouts

 

Fourth

PARIS BREST

Toasted Hazelnuts

 

Compère Lapin is located in The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery at 535 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. The restaurant serves dinner nightly from 5:30 p.m. 11 p.m. Valet parking is $5 and ample municipal parking is available. For more information, please call(504) 599-2119, or visit www.comperelapin.com

 

 

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