|Our hosts at K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen were |
Executive Chef Paul Miller and Brenda Prudhomme-Miller
|K-Paul's Dining Room is very welcoming, with wood floors and plenty of space to seat hungry visitors!|
|A New Orleans classic: turtle soup. It was rich|
|One of my favorite gumbos: Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo.|
|Shrimp Po-Boy filled with spicy fried shrimp. This was served "dressed" with mayo, lettuce, and tomatoes.|
Next out of the kitchen were entrees and some of their signature side dishes, all served family style for easy sharing. We tried Veal Grillades with Cheddar Grits, Shrimp and Corn Maque Choux, and Chicken and Waffles. It was all delicious! The veal was tender from roasting in a tomato-based sauce, and the grits were cheesy and oh-so-rich. The maque choux was amazing: sweet shrimp was complemented with fresh sweet corn and combined in a spicy sauce. The chicken and waffles was also good...so good that we didn't remember the cardinal rule of food bloggers: take a picture before someone cuts into the food!
|Tender, juicy veal grillades served with creamy cheese grits. This is Louisiana comfort food, y'all!|
|Shrimp and Corn Maque Choux: sweet corn and shrimp are simmered in a spicy sauce and served over rice/|
Our sides were onion rings, creamy mayo-based potato salad, and a vinaigrette-dressed cole slaw. The onion rings were perfectly fried: crispy and light, and not the least bit greasy. The potato salad was some of the creamiest I've ever eaten and so flavorful. The cole slaw was crunchy and full of tang.
|A trio of side dishes: crispy onion rings, creamy potato salad, and tangy cole slaw.|
|Make sure to save room for the rich and|
fudge Chocolate Hill cake!
One fact that I found particularly interesting is that K-Paul's does not have a freezer on premises. That means the food they serve is always the freshest possible...and their menus change daily. They also use locally sourced food whenever possible. Before we knew it, it was time to say goodbye to our hosts...but not before we exchanged hugs and snapped a few more pictures. I can't say enough good things about our experience at K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen! The food was fabulous...and they went above in beyond in making us feel welcome. The next time you visit New Orleans, K-Paul's is a MUST for your food itinerary.
Disclosure: K-Paul's provided us with a complimentary menu tasting to facilitate this post. The opinions expressed are completely mine, and all photographs -- except the picture of Chef Paul Prudhomme -- were taken by Michael K. Garcia.