New Years’ Eve @ Pelican Club

No other restaurant makes more of the Reveillon season than Chef Richard Hughes’ Pelican Club. He keeps serving his comprehensive Reveillon menu for weeks after the others have cut it out. Embedded in that selection is a New Year’s Eve dinner that I expect I would like. And you probably would, too. Here it is, a magnificent feast perfect for the season,

Four courses, $100, include amuse bouche, salad or soup, Appetizer, Entree, Dessert

Louisiana Fried Oyster
Melted brie crouton with jalapeno pineapple chutney
Creamy Lobster White Truffle Bisque
Turtle & alligator soup, aged sherry
Pelican Club Baked Oysters
On the half shell with applewood smoked bacon, roasted red peppers, parmesan & garlic herb butter with chipotle aioli
Iron Skillet U-12, Heads-on BBQ Shrimp
With old New Orleans rum pepper butter sauce & garlic foccacia

New Year’s Good Luck Korean Boneless BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Long noodles, homemade kimchee & cucumber mint salad seafood martini ravigote
Maine Lobster, Gulf Shrimp, Lump Crabmeat, Gold Potato Salad
Goat Cheese Salad
Baby greens, walnuts, grapefruit & creamy Dijon EVOO dressing
Mississippi Rabbit
3-Cheese Stone Ground Grits Foie Gras, Shitake Mushrooms, Country Ham, Marsala Demi-Glace
Butter Poached Lobster
Scallops, shrimp & applewood smoked bacon, Meyer lemon beurre blanc, truffle mashed potatoes, sugar snap peas (add $5)
Black Drum With Crabmeat Hollandaise
Shrimp, tasso & cornbread stuffed mirliton, & sugar snap peas
Duo of Duck
Pan-seared breast, confit leg, Asian BBQ, Louisiana citrus and strawberry sauce and dirty rice
8-oz. Filet Mignon
Marchand De Vin Sauce, Foie Gras, Mushroom Bread Pudding Onion rings & asparagus (add $4)
Rack of Lamb
Marinated & roasted, rosemary pesto crust, port-mint demi-glace, truffle mashed potatoes & asparagus (add $4)

Desserts (Choose One)
Coconut Cream Pie
Chocolate Decadence Cake
White & Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding
Grand Marnier Crème Brulee
Bourbon Pecan Pie
The Pelican Club.

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