We never took kiddo out for his 22nd birthday in July. He ran off to Houston to see Copa America Centenario games with his friends and his study plan for the CPA exam (he’s taken three parts so far, got a 99 on Audit, a 98 on FAR, and BEC score isn’t back yet) keeps him busy. When everyone realized this past weekend was a quiet one, I made a reservaton for us at Muriel’s Jackson Square.
Coolinary at Muriel’s Jackson Square
Cocktails! Kiddo reported that his first Sazerac was good. I had a “Saint 75”, Muriel’s variant of the classic French 75 cocktail. Mrs. YatPundit had a “Fleur de Lis” – Stoli Razberi, Chambord, fruit juice, and bubbles.
All three of us decided to go with the Coolinary pre-fixe menu. The “Coolinary” concept is a citywide promotion/event for the month of August. It’s sponsored by the city’s CVB, to promote dining out in the heat of the month. It works. So, kiddo had the gumbo, and Mrs. YatPundit had the “Fontana’s West End Turtle Soup” (above).
I had the “Savory Gorgonzola Cheesecake” – a Gorgonzola and Prosciutto terrine, with honeyed pecans and apple slices. Oh. My.
Mrs. YatPundit got the Pecan Encrusted Drum for her entree, while kiddo and I both got the Double Cut Pork Chop. The “sugar cane apple glaze” on the pork chop was absolutely fantastic.
The tastes I swiped of the drum were wonderful. In addition to these two entrees, Muriel’s Jackson Square’s Coolinary menu offers Shrimp and Grits, Wood Grilled Chicken, and “BayouBaisse”, the restaurant’s take on bouillabaisse.
For wine with dinner, we shared a bottle of Duckhorn’s 2014 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc.
Dessert: we each got one of the three on the menu, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Crème brûlée, and Pain Perdu Bread Pudding.
A lovely meal!
801 Chartres Street
Bistro: Lunch & Dinner
7 Days a Week
Lunch: Mon-Sat 11:30am – 2:30pm
Sunday Jazz Brunch: 10:30am – 2pm
Featuring Joe Simon’s Jazz Trio
Dinner: Sun -Thurs 5:30pm – 10pm
Friday 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Saturday 5:00pm – 10:30pm