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Reveillon Dinners – Restaurant Deals for Christmas New Orleans Style

November 26th, 2012 by insideout

If you come to New Orleans…you better EAT OUT!

While our historic city is famous for many things – music and Mardi Gras probably being numbers one and two, a close third is our food. Oh, Creole and Cajun cuisine, how I love thee.

For the holidays, have an exceptional dining experience unique to New Orleans. The Reveillon dinner is a reincarnation of an old Creole holiday custom. Reveillon dinners began as a family tradition; they are now enjoyed in an extravaganza of good food and festive spirits at two dozen local New Orleans restaurants.

Reveillon is derived from the French word for ‘awakening,’ and refers to the meal served after midnight mass on Christmas Eve. According to FrenchQuarter.com, “early New Orleans was almost entirely Catholic, and virtually the entire community would participate in these ceremonies. Families would return from the late-night service famished and set upon a feast prepared in advance and laid out on the table or sideboard. A typical early reveillon menu looked very much like breakfast, with egg dishes, breads and puddings, but could also include turtle soup, oysters and grillades of veal. Naturally, the Creoles accompanied these rich repasts with wines, cordials and other fortified drinks. The dinners could last for many hours, and by some accounts even until dawn.”

Now the Reveillon dining tradition is found in restaurants all over the city. Sample dishes like Louisiana Oysters Poached in Herbsaint Cream with Caviar and Crispy Spinach, and Chocolate Truffle Brioche Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce.

Set menus start at an affordable $38 for a four-course meal at the Gumbo Shop in the French Quarter. Check out all the Reveillon restaurant deals in New Orleans this Christmas.

With all that great food and drink, you will need a lodging experience that can match. Many of our New Orleans bed and breakfasts are also offering specials for the holiday season. Stay somewhere that is as unique as the city you visit.

Christmas New Orleans Style!

November 10th, 2012 by insideout

“It’s the holidays, which means you’re going to eat too much, shop too much and sleep too little. Why not do it in New Orleans?” Says the spokesman for the best New Orleans Christmas deal in 2012: Christmas New Orleans Style!

Take advantage of amazing savings during this special promotion at the most wonderful time of the year! Get out of the snow and into hot oysters off the grill, blended daiquiris on Bourbon and soul music in the streets. Welcome to Southern Louisiana – pick your passion!

If this sounds like the kind of escape you need, some of our member New Orleans bed and breakfasts are offering up to 30% off new-orleans-christmas-dealsduring December as part of the Christmas New Orleans Style promotion. Bed & breakfasts, including many historic properties, are celebrating the spirit of the season by offering fantastic ‘Papa Noel’ deals through December. Make your reservations in ideal locations throughout the French Quarter, Garden District and beyond. Enjoy Christmas New Orleans Style!

Some Papa Noel Deals for Christmas 2012:

We have member bed and breakfasts all over the city, including the French Quarter, Garden District, Mid-City, Treme and more. Each unique bed and breakfast has a special and unique offer. Some are sharing homemade cookies and mulled cider, others have free wine and beer during December. Still others have drastically reduced rates (as low as $89). But what you can be sure of is a beautifully decorated house, a warm and welcoming innkeeper and plenty of holiday cheer to go round!

Along with lodging deals, enjoy specials at restaurants as well. Famous eateries like Borgne, Pat O’Brien’s (home of the famous Hurricane drink), Galatoire’s and the Bombay Club are offering special meals starting at $30.

Look for more blogs coming up about the great Christmas time specials in New Orleans!