Throwback to when we were dancing Cajun ladies figuring out the path of Mosquito.
5. Mosquito Supper Club
There's a lot of "cartoon Cajun" fare in the city – over-spiced exaggerations of rustic country food. Bayou-raised chef Melissa Martin offers the real deal, serving her family recipes (like the custard-filled Tart a la Bouillie Pie) twice monthly at reservation-only dinners at the Tigermen Den gallery in funky Bywater. Or bring the kids to the "fais dodo" brunch for your fill of shrimp and grits, seafood gumbo, boudin and zydeco music.
"This Cajun supper club wants you to feel like you’re eating a family-style meal at your long-lost southern grandmother’s bayou bungalow. Their marsh-to-table menus celebrate local shrimpers, crabbers, and farmers with heaping platters of stuffed crab and big pots of gumbo. Check the calendar for upcoming suppers, typically hosted in their French Quarter space on Thursday nights."
"Melissa has created an old school supper club where she celebrates the bounty of the land and the seafood of Southern Louisiana. She pays tremendous homage to the traditions of our indigenous cuisine and her ancestors all at once. The influence of her grandmother's cooking is almost palpable in her dishes."
SOME OF MY PANTRY MUST HAVES. BAY LEAVES, LOUISIANA HOT SAUCE, STEEN'S CANE VINEGAR, STEEN'S CANE SYRUP, LOCAL HONEY AND FRESHLY MILLED FLOUR TO NAME A FEW. MONICA EXPLORES 11 OF MY MUST HAVE INGREDIENTS IN THIS MODERN FARMER ARTICLE. READ IT BELOW.
Thanks Jed Portman for this piece in the Skillet. A new online biweekly e-mail newsletter from the editors of Garden & Gun featuring the best in Southern food and drink. We couldn't be happier to see our food brough to life by photographer Johnny Autry and to have our stories retold by JED. SEE the whole piece for yourself.
"Louisiana’s coastline is slowly returning to the sea. But the region’s culture still comes alive every week at the New Orleans supper club hosted by native daughter Melissa Martin." Monica Michael Willis
Monica spent a couple days heading down south to Chauvin, Cocodrie & Lafitte Louisiana to learn about what makes Mosquito Supper Club authentic and real. Read her entire article here.Read More