South Florida is all about unique dining experiences. So with that in mind, consider The Balcony on Fort Laudardale’s trendy Las Olas Ave., for Thanksgiving.
The Balcony will host a New Orleans-inspired Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 22 during regular restaurant hours. Cost of the meal is $49 per person and $15 for kids under 12.
Diners have the option for a three-course meal, including options such as Cheese Grits & Le Must Braised Ham, Roast Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing and Pumpkin Crème Brûlée or they can order from a prix fixed a la carte menu. The Balcony will take last orders for the Thanksgiving menu at 9:30 p.m.
Here’s a closer look:
Three course meal
Appetizer choice of:
Pumpkin Soup: Coconut Cream Ginger Spiced Croutons
Fried Green Tomato with Crab Salad: Corn Crusted, Jumbo Lump Crab, White Wine Creole Cream Sauce
Cheese Grits & Le Must Braised Ham: Country Honey Glazed Ham Pulled with Gruyere & Cheddar Cheese Grits
Main dish choice of:
Roast Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans Almondine, Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Gravy
Braised Short Rib with Horseradish Mashed Potato Pop Over, French Beans, Carrots in a rich Barolo Jus
Wild Mushroom Crusted Grouper with Celeriac, Potato Purée, Asparagus, Carrot Ribbons, Meyer Lemon Butter Sauce
Dessert choice of:
Pecan Pie with Chantilly Cream
Pumpkin Crème Brûlée with Vanilla Sugar Cookie
A la carte options include:
Oysters: Daily market selection: Sassafras Cocktail Sauce, Mignonette, Meyer Lemon-Green Onion Relish
Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Salad: Cucumber, Heirloom Tomato, Marie Rose Bourbon Cream
Caddo Parish Colossal Shrimp Cocktail: Abita Beer Poached, Sassafras Cocktail Sauce
The Mandeville Seafood Platter includes: Caddo Parish Colossal Shrimp, 1/2 dozen Oysters, Allen Bay Ceviche, Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Salad, Meyer Lemon-Green Onion Relish, Sassafras Cocktail Sauce, Lafayette Spicy Tartar Sauce
The Balcony, a PDKN Restaurant Group concept, offers, is a two-story restaurant features the tastes of New Orleans, which blends French, Spanish, West African, Amerindian, German, Italian, Irish and Vietnamese ingredients.
The Balcony is owned by former Miami Dolphins player Kim Bokamper and his three partners, who also own Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill, with locations in Fort Lauderdale, Miramar, Plantation, Naples, and Estero. . Additional projects include Bo’s Beach House, featuring fresh seafood and stunning ocean views on Fort Lauderdale Beach set to open in winter 2019.
Photos: The Balcony Las Olas