Saturday, March 15, 2008

Dinner at Simpatica

Can I ever express enough how much I love this place?

Saturday, March 15

Cajun Night

Appetizers
Oysters On The Half Shell with Tabasco Mignonette
Fried Pickles
Cajun BBQ Shrimp
Hush Puppies
Louisiana Hot Links
Cabbage Slaw
Zydeco Meat Pies with Andouille Sausage
Cajun Salad with Chopped Egg and Croutons

Entree
Chicken and Tasso Jambalaya with Creole Sauce

Dessert
Chocolate Beignets with Roasted Banana Ice Cream


Update later with photos and what I'm sure will be a completely scathing review.

15 comments:

tammy said...

Looks disgusting!!

Emiline said...

I love hushpuppies.

Nicolette (Nikki) Miller-Ka said...

Did you go to my mom's house for dinner instead? Because that menu sounds just like one of her dinners. For real. Where the fried pickles in spears or slices? They're my favorite.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Why scathing? Looks yum to me (although my arteries are hardening just reading this).

Judy @ No Fear Entertaining said...

I want, no I need, that dessert!

Núria said...

What are hushpuppies? For us it was a brand for shoes many years ago and a sad face of a long ears doggy was their logo.

Heather, you don't seem to be getting on a diet for the upcoming summer!!!!!! What a menu!!!!! Hope you enjoyed it♥

glamah16 said...

That all looks like jsut what I need for a heavy brunch. Never had fried pickles. Im getting all hot and bothered thinking about roasted bannana ice cream with choco beignets.

Heather said...

Tammy - haha you're right, it was terrible! :P

Emiline - The hushpuppies were my undoing - I could barely get the through the entree because I filled up on those!

Nikki - The pickles were in slices, but they were house-made zucchini pickles. They weren't what I was expecting, but they were awesome!

Jen - That was meant to go with a wink - Simpatica is one of my top 3 restaurants.

Judy - The dessert was fucking insane. I put salted almonds on top of mine.

Núria - Hushpuppies are small dumplings of cornmeal batter that are fried. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and I like to eat mine with hot sauce.

Court - The dessert was crazy good. I'm giving serious consideration to picking up an ice cream machine.

peter said...

Makes me nostalgic for Uglesich's...

I love my ice cream maker.

Zen Chef said...

Chocolate beignets with roasted banana ice cream... gosh.. i think i just had an orgasm reading those words.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow! Sounds great - we had a porky weekend too - dinner at a Puerto Rican friend's house where it was all about the pork and then a Rib festival here in downtown St. Augustine! :)

Catherine Wilkinson said...

Where's the booze? Cause if you don't have some Dixie beer in there, I'm out.

michelle @ TNS said...

so you'll be taking me there when i come to visit, yes?

Heather said...

We drank hurricanes, then switched to bourbon and Coke (Scott had some of the wine pairings).

I will put up the photos tonight!

Norm Schoen said...

I think I have a spare "Hurricane" glass from Pat O'Brien's....when are ya mixin up a batch?