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    This year flew by, didn’t it? We laughed, we cried, we persevered. Hell, we survived an apocalypse a mere week ago! (A pretty lame one, if I do say so myself.) We should be proud of what we accomplished in 2012, and we should treat ourselves before a new year begins. That’s where La Coop comes in!

    This Monday, December 31st, La Coop’s Executive Chef, Bobby Benjamin, will be preparing a special 8-course New Year’s Eve tasting menu that will showcase the season’s finest ingredients.

    The 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


    Tickets are $75 each, plus tax and gratuities, with the option of wine or beer pairings. Wine pairings are an additional $50 per head, and beer pairings are an extra $25 per person.

    There will be 2 services: one at 6 PM and one at 8:30 PM. Seating is by reservation. Please call (502) 410-2888 to ensure your spot!

    La Coop serves casual French comfort food with a Southern twist. It opened in April of this year in NuLu, and has since received much critical acclaim, including 4 stars from the Courier Journal. Chef Benjamin has given several cooking demonstrations on WHAS 11’s Great Day Live since the restaurant opened.

    Reserve your seats right now!

    La Coop: Bistro a Vins

    732 E Market St.

    Hours: T-Th from 5:30 to 10:30 PM and F-Sat from 5:30 to 11:30 PM

    Bar opens @ 5 PM T-Sat

    For a full restaurant menu: – Currently under construction!

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    I am a writer/reviewer who has the unique perspective of also being a working professional chef. I don't look up big words in my thesaurus to sound impressive because I'd rather concentrate on having a writing style that makes you feel like a friend. I'll be bringing you news about Food & Dining in our lovely city. :)

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