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Liz Goliwas Bodet
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - The American Sector Restaurant + Bar in The National WWII Museum is proud to serve a new menu with a polished look. Centerplate is pleased to showcase The American Sector as a culinary crossroads where Modern American food and drink meet Old-World nostalgia. Executive Chef Raymond St. Pierre and Chef de Cuisine Eric Cook have created a unique "Victory Garden to Table" menu for The American Sector, featuring locally grown vegetables and herbs, as well as hand-selected meats, seafood and dairy products from local and artisanal producers. The World War II tradition of canning and pickling victory garden produce will also find a place on menus.
The American Sector Restaurant + Bar's Lunch and Dinner menus offer Victory Garden salads, daily soups, snacks and small plates, sandwiches, entrée provisions and sweets. A 3-course "Allied Victory Menu" will also be offered. This seasonal prix-fixe menu celebrates the cuisine of the countries involved in World War II.
Small Plates + Snacks: Bavarian Soft Pretzel Fonduta with Kölsch Beer + Cheese Dip; Crispy Oyster "BLT" with House-made Tomato Jam, Pork Belly and Victory Garden Arugula; Fish + Chips featuring a Zapp's Potato Chip Crust served with Malt Vinegar Tartar Sauce
Sandwiches: Open-Faced Pot Roast Sandwich features a Hearty Red Wine Demi-Glace, Mashed Potatoes and Texas Toast; Pastrami is topped with House-made Bacon-Braised Sauerkraut and Abita Turbo Dog Mustard on Marble Rye; Grilled Caprese with Fresh Mozzarella, Creole Tomatoes and Victory Garden Basil on Ciabatta
Entrée Provisions: Shrimp + Grits with Roasted Tomato and Tasso Broth; Slow-Braised Beef Short Rib with House-made BBQ
sauce; Baked Macaroni + Cheese and Southern greens; Local Farm Pork Chop with boudin dirty rice, green apple glaze, and cracklins; Bacon Braised Duck with candied pork belly, jalapeno cream cheese, sugarcane glaze
Sweets: Wartime Poundcake with garden fresh berries; S'mores Pie with Toasted Marshmallow Fluff
3-Course Prix Fixe Menu: "Allied Victory Menu: France" - Petit Herb Garden Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette; Roasted Chicken Confit, Truffled Mashed Potatoes + Haricots Verts; and French Opera Cake
Signature handcrafted cocktails and Old-World beer and wine selections have been added to the beverage service. Topping the list are new twists like the "Midway" Mule, served in a traditional copper mug. The ever-popular Happy Hour from 4 to 7 pm features half-price drinks daily.
Design and guest enhancements include engaging features and programs, like "Ration Cards," which will be distributed to ticketed patrons of The National WWII Museum to redeem for a complimentary cocktail or slice of pie after 3pm. Starting in May, The American Sector will issue a voucher to Thursday-Night dinner patrons. With any purchase after 5pm on Thursday evenings, the voucher will allow dinner guests of The American Sector the opportunity to visit one of the museum galleries or special exhibits.
Finally, a dynamic color combination of military green and orange ties together the design of the materials and physical space, which includes menus, ration cards, canning wall and staff uniforms.
The American Sector Restaurant + Bar is located within The National WWII Museum (945 Magazine St.) and serves as the culinary crossroads where Modern American food and drink meet Old World nostalgia. It offers Lunch + Dinner Sunday-Wednesday 11am through 8pm, Thursday-Saturday 11am through 9pm, featuring a unique "Victory Garden to Table" menu, and a popular Happy Hour from 4pm - 7pm nightly. The American Sector Restaurant + Bar is operated by Centerplate Corporation, a company with an approach to hospitality that creates tailored food and beverage programs, unique hospitality design, rewarding event and retail services to deliver the type of one-of-a-kind, local authenticity that builds loyalty, reputation and memories. For more information about The American Sector Restaurant + Bar or to make reservations call (504) 528-1940.