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Since opening in October 2016, Toups South has been Chef/Co-owner Isaac Toups' culinary playground for imaginative southern regional cuisine. Now, fans and foodies will have the opportunity to spend one night a month with the talented toque at his new intimate off-menu dinner series, Counter Club. Taking place the third Thursday of every month, Counter Club will launch on Thursday, September 21, 2017, held exclusively at the restaurant's exhibition kitchen counter.
"Anyone who knows me, knows I love to get creative with the food we're doing and Counter Club gives me the opportunity to just have fun with menu and do some really cool things," says Toups. "I really intend to go out of the box, ditch the menu and flex some of my off kilter ideas."
The monthly theme dinners, priced at only $50 per person (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity), will include four courses, plus an amuse bouche and welcome cocktail. For the premiere dinner, Toups and Chef de Cuisine Seamus Rozycki will serve up "A Fowl Experience" featuring inventive dishes such as duck breast larb - a Lao salad with butter lettuce, minced duck breast, butter lettuce, Thai chili and puffed rice and pickled quail eggs with caviar. Themes for upcoming Counter Club dinners will be revealed the first week of each month; menus will be unavailable for viewing until arriving at Toups South. With only 18 seats available per month, guests are encouraged to book early to secure their spots.
Counter Club will launch on Thursday, September 21, 2017 and will take place the third Thursday of each month at the Toups South exhibition kitchen, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB) in New Orleans. Seating is very limited and reservations can only be made by calling the restaurant directly at (504) 304-2147. Diners should specify which Counter Club they'd like to attend and share any dietary restrictions. www.toupsouth.com. Stay up to date on Counter Club themes, availability and a chance to win seats: @toupssouth (Instagram & Twitter) and/or Facebook.com/ToupsSouth
About Isaac Toups
Bravo TV's "Top Chef" season 13 fan favorite, Chef Isaac Toups, represents the new guard of Cajun chefs, known for his sophisticated approach to a cuisine that's best known for deep rustic flavors. His culinary style is the direct result of his New Orleans fine dining experience and growing up Cajun, born and raised in Rayne, LA. Since opening Toups' Meatery with his wife Amanda in 2012, Chef Isaac Toups has been nominated for the prestigious James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef South as well as other notable accolades. In fall 2016, the duo expanded with the opening of Toups South - an expression of regional southern cuisine within New Orleans' Southern Food and Beverage Museum.
Toups Meatery is Chef Toups' representation of authentic Cajun cuisine with a sophisticated approach. At Toups South, he branches out beyond Cajun and explores different regions of the South, showcasing the best of vast flavors that define Southern cuisine