Holiday themes and special menus dot the dining scene this month, from a Bruning’s tribute to breakfast with Santa _lowres

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- A second location of Killer Poboys opened on Dauphine Street in the French Quarter, a few blocks from the original inside the Erin Rose bar.

As the year whittles down to its final days, people everywhere are making good on those pledges to get together again over dinner. In New Orleans, this often calls up a Reveillon, those multi-course menus served this month at a circuit of restaurants around town (see our earlier story on diverse flavors running through this year’s crop).

But not all the special dining event this season fall under the official Reveillon umbrella, and for the next few days we’re highlighting a few unique offerings, special menus and Christmas-themed restaurant events.

Have a “Killer” Christmas

When Killer PoBoys expanded from the tiny tavern kitchen at the Erin Rose bar to its second, stand-alone location on Dauphine Street, chef Cam Boudreaux said the larger space would finally enable him to host special dining events and pop-ups. On Dec. 23, he’s putting that to the test, hosting a dinner with a Reveillon theme that will also serve as a collaboration between three old friends.

The event, dubbed Reveillon Nouveau, is not part of the official Reveillon program, but shares its spirit. The dinner teams Boudreaux with his old friend Caleb Cook in the kitchen, while cocktail and wine pairings will be provided by Rhiannon Enlil, manager of the Erin Rose bar, where Killer PoBoys still operates the kitchen.

Cook was previously chef at the French Quarter gastropub St. Lawrence, and he now lives in San Francisco where he produces dinner club-style pop-ups through his brand Marigny Social Club.

Though Killer PoBoys is the setting, there’s no sign of po-boys on the five-course dinner menu, which runs through chestnut foie gras terrine, shrimp remoulade, Gulf fish Lyonnaise, turducken roulade and eggnog flan. Tickets are $110 and includes drinks. Get them and more details here.

Killer PoBoys

219 Dauphine St., (also 811 Conti St.) 504-462-2731

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