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Nina Compton’s Bywater American Bistro Will Offer Yurt Dining This Winter

The New Orleans restaurant is one of 13 across the country hosting the “one-of-a-kind dining experience” this winter

Bywater American Bistro hosting luxury yurt pop-up next month
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Bywater American Bistro, chef Nina Compton’s second, highly-praised New Orleans restaurant, will offer heated tents for dining parties to reserve next month, as one of a dozen or so restaurants across the country partnering with reservation platform Resy on a “yurt villages” dining experience.

Resy announced this week that 13 acclaimed restaurants in 12 U.S. cities will host the “one-of-a-kind dining experience” this winter, described by Resy as a collection of heated tents. Sponsored by American Express, reservations for the luxury pop-up are available exclusively to American Express cardholders.

According to the Resy site, Bywater American Bistro’s prix fixe menu will feature a smoked onion tart, Lyonnaise salad, sauteed Gulf shrimp in veloute sauce, beef bourguignon, and excitingly, croquembouche, a French dessert of profiteroles piled into a cone and bound together with spun sugar.

As of today, American Express cardholders can book the high-end reservation at Bywater American Bistro from December 2 through December 17. The yurt site says reservations are available for parties of four to eight people, with capacity to be determined by state/city regulations at that time. Though framed as “a new way to dine outdoors this winter” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some cities, like Portland, have already had to postpone due to current outdoor dining shutdowns.

Eater has reached out to Bywater American Bistro for further details on their yurt dining experience and will update this post if we hear back.

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Introducing: The Yurt Villages, a One-of-a-Kind Outdoor Dining Experience [Resy]

Bywater American Bistro

2900 Chartres Street, , LA 70117 (504) 605-3827 Visit Website

Bywater American Bistro (BABs)

2900 Chartres Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 Visit Website