New Orleans, LA- Chef Isaac Toups is welcoming Spring with a one-night-only collaborative dinner with Chef Markus Glocker of Michelin Star NYC restaurant Bâtard.  On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 guests can enjoy a 5-course meal, welcome cocktail and special gift from the talented duo at Toups South in New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood.

Though they may seem like an unlikely pair, the Cajun and Austrian chefs have far more in common than diners would expect.  Both favor classic flavor combinations and embrace simple, straightforward technique, as well as value a sense of play in their kitchens and dining rooms. “I just returned from NYC where I did a collaboration with Markus and it was a blast,” says Toups. “We’re far more alike than you’d think - Cajun cuisine is steeped in French and European tradition so there’s a great synergy in our cooking.”

The dinner, priced at $100 per person (includes welcome cocktail, excludes tax and gratuity), will begin at 7PM with passed canapés and a specialty welcome cocktail prepared by Toups South Beverage Director Bryson Downham. Full menu follows:

Reisetbauer Sloe Gin French 75
cracklins, rillons, blood boudin, rabbit liver mousse,
foie gras fromage de tête
mousseline-stuffed heads
root vegetables, smoked fish broth, beurre noisette
fingerling potatoes, cucumber salad, sea buckthorn & lingonberries
kardinal ice cream
Lübeck Marzipan

*Optional pairings and full bar available at additional cost.

The Culinary Collab will take place on Wednesday, April 18th, 7PM at Toups South, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB) in New Orleans. Seating is limited and reservations must be made in advance by calling Toups South at (504) 304-2147.

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About Chef Isaac Toups:
James Beard “Best Chef: South” Finalist and Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” season 13 “Fan Favorite,” Chef Isaac Toups exemplifies the new guard of Cajun chefs and is Chef/Owner of Toups Meatery and Toups South in New Orleans. A native of Rayne, Louisiana – the heart of Cajun country – Toups is known for his “born and braised” culinary style. His unique combination of childhood roots, heavily influenced by both grandmothers, along with honing his skills in some of New Orleans’ most acclaimed restaurants – including a decade of fine dining experience in Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans kitchens – gives Chef Isaac Toups a cutting-edge that is unrivaled.

About Chef Markus Glocker:
Markus Glocker, Chef/Partner at Bâtard has hospitality in his blood. Born in Austria, he grew up working in the family hotels, where his appreciation for the culinary arts became a passion. Glocker’s talent finds full expression at Bâtard, the Tribeca restaurant he opened with restaurateur Drew Nieporent, and managing partner John Winterman. There, Glocker’s years of cooking crystallize with a cuisine defined as much by ebullient, rustic Austrian heritage as Glocker’s refined precision and an ingrained, family-style love of hospitality. Fashioned with what New York Times critic Pete Wells calls “a sniper’s accuracy at the stove,” Glocker’s dishes are both robust and refined and the restaurant has earned a three-star rating from The New York Times, three stars from New York Magazine, and a coveted Michelin star, among several other stellar reviews.  In May 2015, Bâtard was awarded Best New Restaurant in America by the James Beard Foundation.


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