Boucherie Reopens with New Menu and Expanded Outdoor Seating
NEW ORLEANS— Nathanial Zimet, executive chef of Boucherie, has announced he has reopened with a new menu and an expanded outdoor dining area.
“We are excited to have room to spread out physically so we can still be together socially,” said Zimet. “We’ve also rolled out a new menu which also includes a COOLinary prix fixe menu and lots of Cajun favorites.”
The outdoor dining space, hand built by Zimet and his long-time staff member Amilcar Bautista, features a permanent covering surrounded by trellises growing new evergreen wisteria vines, picnic tables and benches, as well as smaller four-top tables and purple chairs to match the vines as they bloom. The new dinner menu offers a chilled sweet corn soup, grilled hearts of romaine Caesar salad and local arugula salad to start. Small plate options include blackened shrimp and grit cake, steamed mussels, hamachi ceviche, and crispy skin duck confit. Large plates feature smoked wagyu beef brisket, whole hog pulled pork, W Black Farms wagyu skirt steak, creamed corn gnocchi, duck breast, pan seared puppy drum and applewood smoked scallops. All meats at Boucherie are smoked and cured in-house. Boucherie also offers a robust wine lists with wines available by the glass and by the bottle. Traditional New Orleans cocktails and seasonal fruit forward cocktails are served and make the perfect beverage to enjoy outdoors on the new patio.
The COOLinary prix fixe menu is available through Sept. 12 and offers a first course choice of blackened shrimp and grit cake, Alabama style BBQ scallop or Hamachi ceviche. The second course is a choice of pan seared duck breast, whole hog pork cake or pan seared drum. Three dessert options include Krispy Kreme bread pudding, Thai chili chocolate chess pie or chocolate ganache terrine. The COOLinary menu is $39 per person. For an additional $20, a wine pairing can be added to the menu.
Bourrée, Zimet’s more casual sister restaurant located around the corner on Carrollton Avenue, has been open and serving its fresh fruit daiquiris, po boys, hot boudin links, chicken wings and more. In addition, Bourrée offers a deli case where house-smoked meats, cured bacon, boudin links, confit and terrines are available by the pound, butchered and packaged on site.