At this point your digestive system has barely had a chance to break down the last of the Thanksgiving turducken, but it's time to make way, folks, because holiday dining is upon us. While we're still a few weeks out from belligerent second cousins bogarting the nog and last-minute mall shopping in a 4G wonderland, the annual Reveillon menu invasion has already descended upon New Orleans in its ritual locust cloud of powdered sugar and gluttony, with promises of traditional Creole dining all season long, well from now until December 31 anyways. Here, Eater, has gathered up the best of holiday, multi-course, prix fixe meals.
· Domenica: You still have tonight and tomorrow to enjoy Alon Shaya's annual Hannukah menu potato latkes, Two Run Farms lamb with four-courses for $65/person. Until December 5, 4 to 11 p.m. Reveillon menu also available, starting at $55.
· Brigtsen's: Legendary chef Frank Brigtsen's menu options include a choice of sea scallops for 2nd course, as well as an entree of poisson farci aux champignons, starting at $48.
· Cafe Degas: It's right on the way to Celebration in the Oaks, and a gorgeous place to eat this time of year. Plus the menu featuring crawfish ravioli, and rack of lamb starts at only $42.
· Commander's Palace: Reveillon at Commander's is no joke. The six course dinner includes a Mr. Bingle Cocktail, rabbit & foie gras pot pie, a Louisiana game bird cassoulet and other awe-inspiring delights, with that comes the oh-so-worth-it $90 cost.
· Galatoire's: Nothing says holidays like putting a boa around your neck and getting rowdy up in the Grand Dame of Bourbon Street. Lots to choose from on this menu including filet/redfish/oysters Clemenceau entree dilemma starting at $45.
· The Fountain Lounge: The Roosevelt is a must visit during the holidays, and this newly reopened restaurant is doing a 4-course Reveillon with entree choices including Duck Wellington/seared gulf fish/rabbit tenderloin, available until December 29, for $58.
· Kingfish: Chef Greg Sonnier's chargrilled venison is not to be missed. Add the ginger pumpkin pudding cake and a Brandy Milk Punch, and it's on. Starting at $45.
· Martinique Bistro: Foie gras creme brulee and poached filet mignon are highlights of chef Eric Labouchere decadent, seasonal menu starting at $60.
· NOLA: Is it even humanly possible to make a choice between boudin stuffed quail and grill veal loin? Let's hope so. Reveillon at this Emeril restaurant starts at $60.
· Restaurant R'evolution: Total indulgence is the name of the game at John Folse/Rick Tramonto's Quarter restaurant. Menu highlights include Death By Gumbo, coq au vin, and a local stout chocolate cake, starting at $75.
· Upperline: Tons of options, including fried green tomatoes and Creole veal grillades, at this eccentric and intimate Uptown favorite. If you've never had a chance to dine among JoAnn Clevenger's incredible art collection, now is the chance. Starting at $45.
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