{photo credit: Denny Culbert}

Drag performers will take center stage during a lively brunch soiree at Toups South, located in New Orleans’ Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB), on Sunday, November 12. Native New Orleanian and Culinary Activist, Poppy Tooker, along with Crescentcare-NO/AIDS Task Force, will host “Poppy’s Pop-Up Drag Brunch” to support Food For Friends – a meal-delivery program, which has served people living with AIDS and cancer in the greater New Orleans area for over two decades by supplying groceries, household/personal care products, and home-delivered meals to clients and their families.

Priced at $50 per person (excluding tax and server gratuity), the three-course brunch will highlight the refined cuisine of James Beard “Best Chef: South” Finalist, Chef Isaac Toups. The event is set to take place 11:30 AM – 2 PM, pairing amuse-bouche and breakfast fare with a variety of mid-morning cocktails including bottomless Mimosas and Pimm’s Cups.

The festive brunch will feature an array of Chef Isaac Toups’ gastronomic specialties, as follows:

Amuse
DUCK HAM
dates, honey

First Course
CHILLED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
herbs chili oil
FRIED OYSTER SALAD
buttermilk dressing, lardons

Second Course
SHRIMP & TOMATO BENEDICT
creamed spinach, biscuits
BRAISED SHORT RIB
Bellegarde grits, onion rings

Third Course
CINNAMON ROLL
PANNA COTTA
satsuma granita

Chef Isaac Toups with Poppy Tooker. {photo credit: Joe Shriner}

Toups South is located inside of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in New Orleans. The restaurant serves lunch from 11 AM – 3 PM; dinner Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5 PM – 10 PM, Friday – Saturday 5 PM – 11 PM; Sunday brunch 10 AM – 3 PM; Happy hour Monday – Saturday 3 PM – 6 PM at the bar; Closed Tuesdays. For more information, please call (504) 304-2147 or visit www.toupssouth.com.

 

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