Coolinary Dinner at Muriel’s Jackson Square

Coolinary Dinner at Muriel’s Jackson Square

Muriel's Jackson Square

Front dining room at Muriel’s Jackson Square

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

Muriel's Jackson Square

Sazerac!

Muriel's Jackson Square

“Saint 75” in the foreground, “Fleur de Lis”, background

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.

Appetizers

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).

Muriel's Jackson Square

Turtle Soup

Muriel's Jackson Square

Gorgonzola Chesecake

I had the “Savory Gorgonzola Cheesecake” – a Gorgonzola and Prosciutto terrine, with honeyed pecans and apple slices. Oh. My.

Entrees

Muriel's Jackson Square

Pecan-crusted Drum

Muriel's Jackson Square

Double-cut pork chop

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

Muriel's Jackson Square

Flourless chocolate cake

Muriel's Jackson Square

Crème brûlée

Dessert: we each got one of the three on the menu, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Crème brûlée, and Pain Perdu Bread Pudding.

Muriel's Jackson Square

Fonseca 20yr Aged Tawny Port

A lovely meal!

Muriel’s Jackson Square

801 Chartres Street
Phone: 504.568.1885
Email: ldgratia@gmail.com
HOURS

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

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