In collaboration with Lagasse, Chef de Cuisine Anthony Scanio celebrates the local bounty of Louisiana with seasonally-inspired new creations. For starters, Roasted Beet Salad - young arugula, Louisiana citrus, spiced walnuts and crème fraiche; Fried Oyster Bordelaise with fresh fettuccine, sun dried tomatoes, Parmesan and garlic butter and Sweet Basil Gnocchi with Italian sausage, artichoke, Pecorino, lemon and oregano breadcrumbs. Fan favorites still remain on the menu such as the house-cured charcuterie, now an even more expansive display.
Mainplate additions include a sophisticated play on chicken and waffles - Crisp Duck Leg Confit with orange scented waffle, tasso braised kale and Steen's cane jus. Additional delights include Gulf Shrimp Étouffée with crisp eggplant and jollof rice; Panéed Swordfish, accompanied by butternut squash and pistachio risotto, finished with a satsuma vinaigrette and Chicken Breast Clemenceau with ham, Portobello mushrooms, sugar snap peas, Brabant potatoes and a béarnaise sauce. Friday lunch boasts tasty new offerings as well, including Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast with braised collard greens, yams and pepper jelly; 8 oz. Hanger Steak served with red wine chimichurri and a Dry Aged Beef Chorizo Po-Boy.
To complement the new fare, guests can sip on a bevy of creative new cocktails such as the Pumpkin Hot Buttered Rum - Louisiana-distilled 13 Pennies praline rum, organic pumpkin butter, nutmeg and cinnamon; Strawberry Rhubarb Martini - Moon Mountain infused vodka, house-made strawberry rhubarb syrup, fresh mint and Prosecco Gin & Juice -Tanqueray old tom gin, pomegranate, sweet vermouth, lemon juice, and cardamom bitters; and Bitter In The Rye - Fernet Branca, sazerac rye, aperol and fresh mint. These new libations can be enjoyed half-price during "After Work on the Avenue," the restaurant's happy hour, which takes place Monday through Friday from 5 - 7 p.m.
To end the meal on a sweet note, diners can treat themselves to new desserts including Salted Carmel Doberge Cake with apple compote and brown butter crumble; Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with toasted marshmallow ice cream, brown sugar tuille and praline sauce; and Coconut-Chocolate Cream Pie topped with toasted coconut and chocolate sauce.
Emeril's Delmonico is located at 1300 St. Charles Avenue in the Lower Garden District. Lunch is served Fridays from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner is served Sunday - Thursday from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Happy hour Monday - Friday from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Live music Friday & Saturday from 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. For further information or reservations, please call (504) 525-4937 or visit www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-delmonico
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