Burns Court Cafe, French Quarter Wine Bar
Cosmopolitan: Prosciutto, gruyere cheese, greens and olive tapenade topped with eggs, sunny side up and served on marble bread. $10Savory and salty; silky texture from the egg; a very visual presentation.Smoked Salmon: House-made boursin cheese, tapenade, black olive and capers. $9Such a wonderfully creative presentation of a classic combination. Well done.Duet Boursin: Cheese and grape confiture. $5Sweet and savory. A fantastic combination of flavors and textures. This could be served as a dessert or appetizer.Roasted Eggplant: Tahini sesame, sliced boiled eggs and pickles. $6Artfully presented, fresh and soft. A delightful combination of textures and flavors. Earthy, savory and silky.Brie Melted: Infused with roasted garlic and smoked paprika. $5A smoky depth of flavor with a background hint of garlic. Not overpowering.Mahi Mahi: Artichoke hearts, sun dried tomato cooked in Sambuca, and side of rice. $12Sweet and salty. This was a different type of presentation than we expected. Instead of a fillet, there were small pieces of fish and artichoke hearts in a mélange rather than a sauced topping.Black Pasta and Atlantic Salmon: Cooked in tangerines, cream and rosemary. $12Creamy and sweet with a subtle tangerine aftertaste. Just the right amount of sauce — not too much, not too little. Perfect for a little bit of “baguette dipping.”Poppy Seed Creamy Pasta: Prosciutto, asparagus and lemon zest cooked in truffle balsamic cream. $12A pleasing crunch from the poppy seeds. Al dente pasta topped with a tangy rich cream sauce.Tahini and Maple Mousse: $4.75Small, but the perfect portion of sweet happiness. If you like the taste of tahini (sesame seed “butter”), like we do, you’ll love this dessert. We had it with both a port wine and a chardonnay recommended by the owner. Fabulous pairings!Tiramisu: $6.50One word: heavenly.Nutella, Banana and Strawberry Crepe: $9.25It’s large enough to share, but you won’t want to.Gelato: $5What flavor haven’t we tried? We think it’s the best gelato in town.Tarts and Tortes: $6.50We’ve had the apple normandy and almond. So delightful. Enjoy it with a cup of coffee.
A wonderfully delightful café by day, Burns Court transforms into a hip jazz club at night. Creative cuisine, live jazz and delicious desserts — what could be better?
Happy Hour 5:00-6:00!