Saturday, May 2, 2009

Dish on Deals: Mother's Day with Dickie Brennan

I just got this great email from the Dickie Brennan restaurant group that I absolutely HAVE to share. They've just rolled out their promotional Mother's Day menu for their steakhouse to supplement their usual offerings, and it's cheap(-ish) as prix fixes tend to be, with a selection that's mouthwatering. My mother may be all the way up in Long Island, but I'll think about her as I munch happily downtown on Sunday.

Here's what we've got:

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
Appetizers: Steak House Salad OR Lobster Bisque (my personal take? Screw salad - unless there's some form of candied nuts, sugar cane, or goat cheese, soup all the way!)
Entrees: Gulf Fish Napoleon (Gulf fish, obviously, but layered with wilted spinach and delicious ugly Creole tomatoes, topped with jumbo lump crab and refreshing yet creamy beurre blanc, one of my favorite sauces for fish) OR Twin Filets (charbroiled tournedo-style filets, 4 ounces each, with Louisiana jumbo shrimp, wild mushroom risotto, a particular weakness of mine, and lobster herb demi-glace. Ain't nothin' wrong wit' dat!)
Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake Bread Pudding with creme anglaise. I defy you to find a single word in that dish's name that doesn't sound incredibly appetizing. Strawberry? Good. Shortcake? Good. Bread pudding? GOOOOOOD. And what dessert isn't enhanced by light, fresh-whipped creme anglaise?

The cost of the menu is determined by your entree selection. The fish is $30 and the steak is $32. And you thought you had to wait for COOLinary for awesome fine dining deals.

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
716 Iberville
French Quarter/Downtown
New Orleans