La Coop: Bistro à Vins bills its approach as “French comfort food with a Southern twist,.” and sure enough, the New Year’s Eve includes variations on Southern delicacies including black-eyed peas and greens mated up with Champagne and Crème Brûlée.
Two words to the wise: Limited seating. This has to be he smallest great restaurant in Louisville, so we wouldn’t dilly-dally.
The La Coop New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu:
• Black-Eyed Pea Fritters. tomato jam
Wine – Champagne Yvette Cocktail
Beer – Kronenbourg Carthusian Shandy
• Bacon and Eggs
Pork belly, poached egg, pear-lemon butter, bourbon cured spoonfish caviar and shaved black truffle
Wine – Dolin “Blanc” Vermouth
Beer – La Choulette Blonde Ale
• Lobster Risotto
Parmesan cheese, foraged mushrooms, tropical spinach and tatsoi
Wine – 2011 Feuillarde, Cuvée Tradition, St. Veran
Beer – St. Sylvestre “Gavroche” Red Ale
• Roasted Parsnip Soup
Red Russian kale, plantain chips, spiced pecans and cilantro
Wine – 2007 Trimbach “Reserve,” Pinot Gris
Beer – Val-Dieu “Grand Cru” Quadrupel Ale
• Beef Tenderloin Confit
Seared duck fat cured beef tenderloin, butternut squash ravioli, Brussels sprout trifecta, caramelized truffled onion and bone marrow jelly
Wine – 2002 Chateau Bernadotte, Haut Medoc
Beer – De Ranke “Noir de Dottignies” Dark Ale
• Spicy Mixed Greens
Mizuna, red mustard and arugula greens, Belgian endive marmalade, watermelon radish, onion chips and juniper berry balsamic
Wine – 2011 Chateau d’Esclans “Whispering Angel” Provence Rosé
Beer – Cuvée de Ranke Sour Saison
• Cheese Plate
Capriole Farms “Sofia” goat cheese, braised red beet and orange confit
Wine – “Vin de Noix” Vin Maison
Beer – Brouwerij Kerkom “Bink Bloesem” (Pear & Honey) Ale
• Pot de Crème Brûlée
Chocolate pot de crème, crème brûlée, pistachio cream and vanilla cone
Wine – 2009 Mas Amiel, Maury
Beer – Boon “Kriek” Lambic
Seating for the eight-course tasting menu is available by reservation at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and the cost is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Wine pairings are available for an additional $50 per person, and beer pairings are available for an additional $25 per person. For more information, or to reserve a table, please call the restaurant at 502-410-2888.
LaCoop is at 732 E. Market St. in The Green Building.
La Coop is open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. The bar opens at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/lacoopbistro.