Meauxbar is a trendy bar and restaurant located in the French Quarter. There’s definitely a mixed crowd…businessmen, couples, and large groups. It’s fitting for most groups except young families, obviously! The customer service was superb! We received awesome recommendations from our waitress and the rest followed…
Sweetbreads. Toasted Brioche. Roasted Sunflower Seed Butter. Pickled Strawberries. Madeira Demi Glace.
Pork Belly & Watermelon. Red Wine Vinaigrette. Pickled Watermelon Rind. Arugula.
Chicken Liver Pate. Roasted Beet Caviar. Grilled Bellgarde Bread.
Moules-frites. Pastis. Fennel.
Basil Semifreddo. Basil Lime Syrup. Louisiana Melon. Coconut Tuile.
(Not pictured here is the Chocolate & Salted Caramel Dacquoise)
The menu offered many small and large plates. I prefer to choose many small plates…it teases your taste buds, in a good way! My favorite dish was the sweetbreads.They were large and juicy…just the way I like it. I’ve had my fair share of sweetbreads and here in Louisiana, and we tend to do a light, herby and buttery sauce, but Chef Kristen Kessig prepared it with a deeper flavored sauce, which was different and I loved it.
Of the desserts my favorite was the Basil Semifreddo. As simple and light as this dessert may sound, it’s packed with layers of flavors and was recommended by Chef Kessig herself! The Chocolate & Salted Caramel was delicious too. I mean, how can chocolate cake and salted caramel not be delicious?
Overall, “The Chef” and I had such a great experience. It was a great environment for date night and the food left us satiated, yet wanting more!
Rating: 4/5 spoons