Gobble, Gobble – Local Businesses Cash In On Turkey Day
In 2015 more than 51 million turkeys were consumed on Thanksgiving, U.S. spending on Thanksgiving dinners totaled more than $2.8 billion and the average household spent $56.18 on Thanksgiving dinner and $312 during Thanksgiving weekend, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute.
Next Thursday, Nov. 24, several New Orleans businesses will try to get their piece of the pie.
Give thanks with family and friends in the Maison Dupuy’s lush outdoor Courtyard or inside the Bistreaux Restaurant for Thanksgiving Day dinner. Guests with dinner reservations are also invited to stay the night in one of the hotel’s distinctive rooms at $99 for single or double occupancy. The Thanksgiving package includes deluxe accommodations with half off for parking at $19 per night and two vouchers for cocktails in The Bistreaux. Suite prices are also available.
The hotel’s Executive Chef Matt Regan has created a $48 (excluding tax and gratuity) three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu showcasing his culinary style – American Gulf Coast with strong traditional Creole and Cajun influences. Menu items will also be offered a la carte:
Pumpkin and Shrimp Bisque ($9)
Seafood Gumbo, Louisiana Jasmine Rice ($9)
Mixed Lettuce Salad with Apple, Spiced Pecans, Blue Cheese and Sherry Vinaigrette ($8)
Roasted Beet and Brussels Sprout Salad with Pumpkin Seeds, Hard Goat Cheese and Honey Vinaigrette ($8)
Roast Turkey, Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Sauce ($28)
Roast Porchetta, Satsuma Glaze ($29)
Seafood Stuffed Redfish, Sauce Maltaise ($31)
Choice of Two Sides: Blue Crab Mac and Cheese, Oyster Dressing, Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Shrimp and Andouille Cornbread Dressing or Southern Collard Greens
Sweet Potato Pecan Pie ($9)
Pumpkin Cheesecake ($8)
White Chocolate Bread Pudding ($8)
A Kid’s Menu will cost $18 for children 12 and under, and features Gumbo, Turkey with Gravy or Chicken Tenders each served with a side of Mac and Cheese and two scoops of Ice Cream.
The Thanksgiving menu will be served from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day only.
Price includes complimentary parking.
Reservations are required.
Celebrity Chef Nina Compton is planning a spectacular Thanksgiving Feast at Compere Lapin. Located inside the historic Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, Compere Lapin has earned the reputation for serving up a “startlingly original take” on New Orleans flavors.
On Thanksgiving Day, Chef Compton’s three-course prix-fixe dinner, priced at $75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), will feature a selection of original Fall-inspired dishes:
Roasted Fall Vegetable Salad with Spiced Pecan Butter
Or Curried Cauliflower Soup with Local Shrimp
Roasted Turkey Wellington with Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts
Or Pumpkin Agnolotti with Mustard Greens
Jerk Sweet Potatoes
Green Beans with Fontina Fondue and Crispy Shallots
Pumpkin Crostata with Fall Fruit, Bourbon Caramel and Spiced Cane Syrup Ice Cream
Or Roasted Pear Sponge Cake with Ginger Ice Cream
Reservations are required.
And in case you’re spending Thanksgiving away from New Orleans, or want to give someone else an authentic Cajun Thanksgiving experience, subscribe to Parish Parcel. The Louisiana owned and operated monthly subscription service knows its home state celebrates the essence of the Thanksgiving holiday daily – food, family and enjoying life to the fullest. Each month Parish Parcel chooses seven to 10 Louisiana tokens for curated boxes to be shipped all over the country with the help, and products from, Louisiana artists, chefs, musicians and craftspeople.
“The local business community is our family,” Jaci Russo, owner of Parish Parcel, said. “We give thanks for the uniqueness they lend our home state every day. This month we wanted to share that feeling with our subscribers.”
Maison Dupuy Hotel
1001 Toulouse St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
535 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70130