Thanksgiving 2017 Pelican Club

No restaurant quite reaches the variety, value, and availability that the Pelican Club does. Any special event that comes along during the year finds Richard Hughes and his wide-ranging menus. This is particularly true of the holiday season. For the first time, the Pelican Club is offering a Thanksgiving Day dinner. The cornucopian aspect of the menu’s four courses is matched by no other restaurant. Five soups, eight appetizers, eight entrees , and five desserts come together in a $58 four-course dinner (plus tax and tip, of course). That pays for a choice of soups, a , with only a few small upcharges for the really fancy stuff.

Reservations are essential, and begin at 11:30 a.m. Continuous seating from then until 6:30 p.m. I would strongly urge you make reservations as soon as possible. You and I are not the only ones who know about this secret. The restaurant is on the corner of Exchange Alley and Bienville Street, across from the Monteleone Hotel’s parking garage.

Turtle Soup, Aged Sherry
Cream of Oyster and Mirliton
Shrimp, Smoked Duck, AndouilleGumbo
Cream of Oyster and Mirliton
Carrot Ginger Lime Soup *

APPETIZERS AND SALADS: Baked Escargot in Casserole

Baked Escargot in Casserole

Pelican Club Baked Oysters
Applewood smoked bacon, parmesan and garlic herb butter

Scallop Stuffed Artichoke
Seared sea scallops served with lemon beurre blanc

Seafood Martini Ravigote
Maine lobster, Gulf shrimp, jumbo lump crabmeat, potato salad

Goat Cheese Salad
Toasted walnuts, grapefruit, creamy olive oil dressing

Mushroom Ravioli, Gulf Shrimp, Italian Sausage
Spinach, Herbsaint green-peppercorn sauce

Wedge Salad Bowl
Buttermilk blue cheese dressing, little gem lettuce,
smoked bacon, cherry tomato, watermelon radish

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower & Sunchoke Casserole *
Fresh herbs, cashew cream, toasted bread crumbs

Mississippi Quail
Three-cheese stone ground grits, mushroom foie gras marsala demi-glace (add $2)

ENTREES: Slow Roasted Turkey Roulade
Mushroom gravy, sausage dressing, house-made orange-cranberry relish, Bourbon pecan sweet potatoes, haricots verts

Crispy Almond Duck Half
Louisiana citrus cane vinegar sauce, wild rice jambalaya

Roasted Acorn Squash *
Apricots, fig, pecans, bread and sage stuffing, mushroom sauce, Muhammara haricots verts, braised red cabbage

Panneed Gulf Fish and Blue Crab
Butter bean succotash, jalapeno hollandaise, meuniere sauce

Whole Crispy Flounder
Citrus chili sauce, sea scallops and jumbo shrimp, jasmine rice, baby vegetables

Eight Ounce Filet Mignon
Truffle mashed potatoes, haricots verts, choice of marchand de vin or bearnaise sauce (add $4)

Rack of Lamb
Marinated, roasted, rosemary pesto crust, truffle mashed potatoes, haricots verts, port-mint demi-glace (add $4)

DESSERTS White and Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding
White and dark chocolate sauces

Vanilla Bean and Brandy Crème Brulee
Topped with fresh berries

Bourbon Pecan Pie
Vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce

Flourless Chocolate Decadence Cake
Almonds and mint chocolate ice cream

Coconut Basil Sorbet *
Cookies and fruit

Pelican Club

French Quarter: 615 Bienville. 504-523-1504.

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