The restaurant inside the New Orleans National WWII Museum has announced a new, polished look menu, according to a Centerplate press release.

The American Sector Restaurant & Bar offers lunch and dinner options that include Victory Garden salads, daily soups, snacks and small plates, sandwiches, entree provisions and sweets. A 3-course "Allied Victory Menu" will also be offered. This seasonal prix-fixe menu celebrates the cuisine of the countries involved in World War II.

Executive Chef Raymond St. Pierre and Chef de Cuisine Eric Cook have created a unique "Victory Garden to Table" menu, featuring locally grown vegetables and herbs, as well as hand-selected meats, seafood and dairy products from local and artisanal producers. The World War II tradition of canning and pickling victory garden produce will also find a place on menus.

Signature handcrafted cocktails and Old-World beer and wine selections have been added to the beverage service. Topping the list are new twists like the “Midway” Mule, served in a traditional copper mug. The ever-popular Happy Hour from 4 to 7 p.m. features half-price drinks daily.

Menu Highlights:

Small plates & snacks:

Bavarian Soft Pretzel Fonduta with Kolsch Beer & Cheese Dip

Crispy Oyster "BLT" with House-made Tomato Jam, Pork Belly and Victory Garden Arugula

Fish & Chips featuring a Zapp's Potato Chip Crust served with Malt Venegar Tartar Sauce

Sandwiches:

Open-Faced Pot Roast Sandwich features a Hearty Red Wine Demi-Glace, Mashed Potatoes and Texas Toast

Grilled Caprese with Fresh Mozzarella, Creole Tomatoes and Victory Garden Basil on Ciabatta

Entrees:

Shrimp & Grits with Roasted Tomato and Tasso Broth

Local Farm Pork Chop with boudin dirty rice, green apple glaze, and cracklins

Sweets:

Wartime Poundcake with garden fresh berries

S'mores Pie with Toasted Marshmallow Fluff

The American Sector Restaurant & Bar is operated by Centerplate Corporation, a company with an approach to hospitality that creates tailored food and beverage programs.

The National World War II Museum will not renew its management contract with the Besh Restaurant Group to operate American Sector and the Soda Shop, two restaurants inside the museum’s Warehouse District property.

Local chef John Besh and his company first opened American Sector inside the museum in late 2009. Though it’s been an integral part of the attraction, museum admission is not required to enter the restaurant, and it has also functioned as a stand-alone draw for Warehouse District residents and other locals. Its daily happy hour has been especially popular with an after-work crowd.