The holidays are upon us, and last year we told you about the New Orleans tradition of Reveillon Dinners. These are special holiday dinners that remind us of the Creole feasts that begon in the 19th century – due to traditions brought over from Europe. The tradition carries on with just under 50 participating restaurants in NOLA this year. We are going to tell you about three that are not far from our inn. When you stay with us at 1896 O’Malley Bed & Breakfast, take part in this New Orleans tradition, and enjoy the holidays our way!
The Bombay Club
The Bombay Club is at 830 Conti St. (2.8 miles away) and reservations can be made by calling (504) 586-0972. Starting at $46, enjoy four courses of delicious and unique items including Warm Crawfish & Creole Cream Cheese Strudel with Tomato Aioli; Grilled Redfish with Creamed Fingerling Potato-Crab Broth & Fried Crab Wonton; and English Toffee Bread Pudding Topped with White Chocolate Sauce. These unique offerings will put anyone in the holiday spirit.
You’ll find Tujague’s, which has been around for 140 years, at 823 Decatur St. (3.4 miles away) and you can make reservations at (504) 525-8676. Beginning at $45, the four courses include such traditional and flavorful items as Fried Oyster Spinach Salad with Shaved Red Onions, Blue Cheese, Spicy Pecans, Warm Bacon Vinaigrette; House-made Gnocchi with Louisiana Blue Crab and Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce; and good old fashioned Bread Pudding. This authentic menu will give you a taste of the flavors that make New Orleans a savory adventure!
Enjoy the unique offerings at Restaurant August at 301 Tchoupitoulas St. (just under 3 miles away). Make reservations at (504) 299-9777. Their five course Reveillon meal starts at $97 and features such delicious items as Brouillade aux Truffes, Local Farm Eggs & Butter with Fresh Winter Truffle; Carved Aged Beef Rib-Eye with Oyster Dressing; and Chocolate Torte with Creole Cream Cheese, Pecan & Satsuma Ice Cream. Chef John Besh, recently rated one of the Top 10 Chefs in America, shares his talent and amazing palate with visitors through a mouth-watering menu. This delicious dinner will leave you satisfied!
With several restaurants to choose from, you’ll relish in this New Orleans tradition. We hope you’ll delight in the Reveillon Dinners during your stay with us. Happy Holidays!