Costumes and drinks and brunch—OH MY!
Clear your day on Friday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Broussard's Restaurant, located at 819 Rue Conti St., will be hosting a
spine-chilling Halloween brunch and costume contest. Come out in your best,
menacing costume and, of course, your mask. Invite your ghostly friends or your
special BOO to enjoy the full brunch menu, spooky sparkling specials, and
wickedly witchy-themed cocktails. The authentic sounds of the jazz ensemble,
The Gumbo Trio, will fill your ears with some of the best music throughout the
Specially priced champagne will be available by the
glass and bottle, including Dom Perignon for $175 per bottle. Also included are three terrifying cocktails:
Horseman (Redemption Rye, pumpkin, orange, simple syrup)
· I'm Melting (Creme
de Menthe Dark, Creme de Menthe Light, Creme de Cacao Dark, Creme de
Cacao Light, Heavy Whipping Cream)
"Arrgh" (Don Q Rum, Passion Fruit, Lime, Grenadine, Soda).
Bet you can taste these specials now!
To enter the costume contest, post a photo of your
outfit to social media (Facebook,
and tag Broussard's. The winner of the contest will receive a $100 Broussard's
gift certificate and Broussard's gear. Talk about a win-win!
Broussard's restaurant opened in 1920 when local chef
Joseph Broussard tied the knot with Rosalie Borrello, and both moved into her
childhood home on Conti Street. The couple lived upstairs in the apartment
while Broussard labored downstairs to create an admirable restaurant. He put
his skills to work by combining local Creole cuisine with classic French dishes
galvanized by his conventional Parisian culinary training. Taking over the
restaurant in 1966 was longtime steward Joseph Segretto. The Marcellos
eventually renovated it in the 70s. Evelyn and Gunther Preuss kept the
restaurant in their care for decades beginning in the 1980s until the Ammari
family took it on in 2013.
Today, Jimi Setchim is the executive chef of
"It's an honor to work in a kitchen with so much
history and culture," Setchim said on Broussard's website. "I'm fortunate to have
the opportunity to create special menus for this year that will both honor and
celebrate the past while moving forward for the next 100 years."
To make a reservation for the BOOzy
Brunch or to find out more info, visit broussards.com/event/boozy-brunch.