Chef Isaac Toups Introduces New Orleans Dinner Series, Counter Club
New Orleans chef Isaac Toups will introduce his new monthly dinner series, Counter Club, on Thursday, Sept. 21 at his Central City restaurant, Toups South. Toups, who is known for his imaginative cuisine and his personal wit—the latter of which earned him the title of Fan Favorite during his season 13 stint on Top Chef, will combine the two to host an intimate, off-menu series that will take place on the third Thursday of each month. “Anyone who knows me, knows I love to get creative with the food we’re doing, and Counter Club gives me the opportunity to just have fun with menu and do some really cool things,” says Toups. “I really intend to go out of the box, ditch the menu, and flex some of my off kilter ideas.”
Each month, Toups will put together a themed four course dinner that will also include an amuse bouche and a welcome cocktail. While the themes will be announced the first week of each month, the menu—with the exception of the first dinner—will be kept secret until diners arrive. The theme of the inaugural dinner is “A Fowl Experience,” and the menu will feature items including duck breast larb and pickled quail eggs with caviar. Seating at the restaurant’s exhibition kitchen counter will be extremely limited with only 18 available seats per experience. Guests are encouraged to make their reservations early and notify the restaurant of any dietary restrictions leading up to Counter Club.
For more details on Toups’ new dinner series, including availability and themes, check out the restaurant’s Facebook page. Dinners are priced at $50 (excluding beverages and tax), and reservations can only be made by calling the restaurant directly at (504) 304-2147.