The reveillon is a delicious holiday tradition that began in France and was a fixture in 18th- century New Orleans.
In Creole New Orleans, a reveillon (French for “awaken”) dinner would be enjoyed by the family after Christmas Eve midnight Mass. In the 1980s, the term was adopted by the French Quarter Festival and Christmas New Orleans style campaign. A complete list of this year’s participating restaurants can be found here.
Tune in to the “Eyewitness Morning News” on WUPL 54 for the next three weeks for “12 Days of Reveillon,” with cooking demos from some of the restaurants featured.