History buffs now have one more reason to love New Orleans’ National WWII Museum. The American Sector Restaurant + Bar, located within the museum, is serving a special new menu in honor of the opening of the Campaigns of Courage: Road to Tokyo exhibit.
Eric Cook, Executive Chef and Veteran of the Marines, created the new small plates menu as a tribute to the Pacific Rim region, where the Pacific Campaign that lead to the defeat of Japan took place in 1945.
Menu items include Poke Salad-Tuna with Sriacha, Seaweed, and Soy-Ginger Vinaigrette; Sweet Potato Gnocchi-Braised Goat with Coconut Milk and Peanuts; and Seared Tuna-Whipped Avocado with Chili Glaze and Crispy Won Ton Chips.
“American Sector is a culinary crossroads where Modern American food and drink meet Old World nostalgia,” says Eric. “This is the perfect application of that designation.”
The menu will be accompanied by three specialty cocktails: Deep Blue (sake, lemon and lime juice, and blue curacao), Sunrise in Waikiki (Absolut Hibiscus, triple sec, orange juice and simple syrup), and Pacific Tour (Coruba dark rum, Crème de Noyeaux, lemon, lime, and orange juice, and simple syrup).
The American Sector Restaurant offers lunch and dinner Sunday-Wednesday 11 am through 8 pm and Thursday-Saturday 11 am through 9 pm. The restaurant features a unique “Victory Garden to Table” menu, and a popular Happy Hour from 4 pm through 7 pm nightly.
Photos courtesy of Madeline Rose.