We’ve heard it said that in some parts of the Northern hemisphere at this time of year, leaves turn different colors and detach themselves from trees. We're not sure whether we believe it or not, but we do know that we have a new twist on one of my favorite classic cocktails that will get you into the spirit of Autumn. Let us stir you up a Fall Old Fashioned made with the exquisite Templeton Rye and Black Pepper-Maple Syrup. It drinks with the earthy elegance I imagine a falling leaf would have if it actually did change colors glide gently to the ground. Until we get somewhere where we can see one of these so called “falling leaves,” we’ll just have to content ourselves with this divine cocktail, and we invite you to do the same.
Come by this Sunday, November 10 and let your palate marvel at what Chef James pulls out of his magic Saints cap for our three course, $20 Dinner. Be amazed as we saw Roasted Kobocha Squash to pieces and reassemble it on your plate with Enoki Mushroom, Bacon and Apple. For our next act, Grilled Yellowtail with Winter White Bean Ragout and Olive Relish escapes from the proverbial underwater cage. And did we just turn an ordinary pot into a Chocolate Pot de Creme for dessert? Oh yes we did! Michael works his usual magic on the bar. Your part of the act? Make it disappear!
Halloween may have just ended but we’re going to stay in the spirit for just a few more days (boo hoo hoo, ha, ha, ha). Come by this weekend and try Michael’s latest punch, Black Voodoo. He made it using lamb’s blood, Kraken ink, and tears harvested from the eye ducts of Robert Smith while he was singing “Boys Don’t Cry.” It may bring out the Elvira or Uncle Fester in you depending on your disposition, but either way it’s totally delicious.
You’ll have one extra hour to rest up this weekend which means you can party at Nook with renewed vigor. Set your watch to the Southern inspired cuisine that we do like no one else and join us this Sunday, November 3 for our three course $20 Sunday Dinner. Get ticking with our amazing Fried Oyster Salad with Greens, Smoked Bacon, Pickled Red Onion and Herbsaint-Mustard Dressing. Crab and Cornbread Stuffed Tilapia with Tasso Cream brightens up your palate despite the early nightfall. And The Sun never sets on the Apricot Shortbread with Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise. Evan Charest is our mixing glass wielding Prince of Darkness on the bar. Regular menu always available as well.
If you’re not too busy occupying all of that time we “save” this weekend, join us for the meal that saves you money too: Laundry Day at Nook. We’ll get you in, feed you a satisfying combination of flavors, and then send you back to the future for just $12. This Monday, November 4 we’ll be featuring one of our favorites and the original Laundry Day meal: Louisiana Style Red Beans and Rice with Andouille and Tasso with a Petite Market Salad on the side. Start the week off right with Laundry Day (regular menu always available as well).