Newly opened Tchoupitoulas Beer Garden is still finding its legs and have recently discontinued the use of the doubloons that management had originally planned to use as the primary currency. TBG General Manager Tierna Dragomani says, "They can be kind of fun, but more as an optional component rather than an inconvenient required step. Now that they're gone, some people swear they loved them. Others couldn't be convinced even for free doubloons!"
Another new development is the addition of an irreverent reveillon (or, "irreveillon") prix fixe menu which will be available from Wednesday, December 16 through Saturday, December 19. The five course menu includes beet salad, speckled trout, mushroom tortellini, pork tenderloin and a gingerbread beignet for dessert. It's $45, with an optional $35 cocktail/wine pairing.
"The beer is taking off fairly well, but our cocktail, wine, and food menu get none of the attention" Dragomani says, "so we're gonna take a risk and see if we can maybe start up a fun, alternative tradition to the more buttoned up meal offered elsewhere."
Reservations are required, and there are two communal seatings available per night, at 6 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m.
TBG is open for lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun.