but had no particular distinction – just a lot of salad vegetables piled on a plate with a bit of cheese. The house recommendation – a seafood platter ($32)
would not get past the kitchen door at a quality restaurant. It consisted of two oysters Rockefeller covered in a thick paste which took away any character that the oyster may have had and added nothing of any delicacy or distinction. A piece of fried fish, sheep head, a local specialty, with two lightly fried prawns, was also distinctly unspecial – it could have been almost anything. There was a small, sweetish, heavy corn cake which I could have done without. A small breaded scallop was the best thing on the plate but hardly enough to save the dish and another prawn on a small bed of salad. A pork loin ordered by a colleague was notable more for the size of the dish than anything else. We tried a crème brulee
which was not very smooth and creamy. Big sweet and but not memorable. A second dessert looked great, but as so often the case, offered nothing special to the palate.
Having looked at Zagat and asked Chowhound readers for the best of New Orleans my eager anticipation was not rewarded. A good restaurant but not outstanding. 14/20