Mere days after cranky human yule log Tom Fitzmorris named Rue 127 one of his top ten Reveillon spots of 2014, Ian McNulty is also joining in the holiday cheer over the little Mid City gem, noting their contemporary and stylish approach to "wintry flavors." Chef Ray Gruezke's new seasonal dishes are a win, with mulled pears, smoked duck breast, a "burly" rabbit pot pie, and a pumpkin trifle all on the current menu. There is also a "snack" menu with bite sized treats like foie gras that "oozes" from a panko crust for just $3. But fear not, folks who yearn for summer climates, because Gruezke's current take on mussels turns up the heat with a "vividly spicy, tropical aspect" at play "with loads of ginger on the front end of a coconut milk broth and the bite of chiles at the back." Even on the booze side, the bar turns out the pisco-spiked Saint Rose of Lima, "a highly exotic punch redolent of winter spices."
This is the first year that Rue 127 is participating in Reveillon, so some of the seasonal items are also available on the 4-course menu at $42-$53/person.