Derek’s Rustic Coastal Cuisine
House Gumbo with File Rice: Chicken with Andouille sausage. $6.00Dark and rich, with many levels of flavor. Spicy with a kick. A superb rendition.Kale Salad: Cranberry, goat cheese crumbles, candied pecans, shallot and lemon vinaigrette. $8.00Awesome combination of soft kale — sweet and tangy.Burrata Salad: Arugula, basil and fennel with strawberries and a balsamic drizzle. $10.00A very creative take on the classic salad. Fennel is a great, refreshing addition to the greens. The strawberries look like tomatoes — well done.New Orleans Style Barbecue Shrimp: New-Orleans style barbecue shrimp, rosemary biscuit and citrus honey. $10.00Three large, tasty shrimp with a biscuit to die for, and sop up the honey. This is a lick-the-plate-clean dish!Caprese Flatbread: Tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil, torn basil and balsamic glaze. $12.00Fresh flavor, bright colors and excellent texture — a new fave of mine.Blue Crab Cake: Passion fruit emulsion and crispy parsnips. $13.00First of all, this is the real thing — crab cakes made from crabs. Second of all, forget about fried onions or potatoes, just give me some crispy parsnips, and just dip it all in the passion fruit emulsion. Wonderful!Cornmeal Crusted Calamari: Olive salad, lemon aioli and smoked tomato butter. $11.00A great combination of flavors. Tender and lightly fried.Prime Burger: Smoked cheddar, brioche bun and toasted garlic fries. $12.00A generous sized, juicy, mouthwatering burger with just the right amount of char taste.Lindy Lou’s Fish Tacos: Fish of the day, toasted peanut slaw, house-made smoked garlic hot sauce, farmers cheese and dirty rice. $16.00Fish of the day was mahi mahi. Fresh ingredients with a delightful combination of textures and flavors. Rice was an added “wow”.New Orleans Style Muffaletta: Ham, mortadella, genoa salami, provolone and olive salad. $12.00Truth be known, the muffaletta is one of my favorite sandwiches, and this version is outstanding. Briny and juicy with the right crunch to the bread. My mouth is watering just thinking about this again.Crispy Soft Shell Crab Po’ Boy: Crescent city remoulade. $14.00If you like po’ boys, you’ll enjoy this. It’s tender and flavorful with a wonderful Remoulade sauce.Shrimp and Grits: Gulf shrimp, Anson Mills cheddar grits and Andouille gravy. $24.00A great version of the low-country classic. Rich layers of flavor and slightly smoky.Grilled Double Cut Pork Chop: Pulled pork and maple hash, caramelized Brussels sprouts, crispy onions and mole sauce. $24.00The pork chop is thick and flavorful. The Brussels sprouts are mixed with carrots and other veggies for a sweet addition to enjoy on the same fork as the pork. Rich, with many layers of flavors.Bread Pudding Beignets: Banana cream custard, cafe au lait caramel and shaved chocolate. $8.00Off-the-charts amazing! This plate was licked clean!S’mores: Warm chocolate pate, graham cracker and bruleed marshmallows. $7.00Warning: If you’re a chocolate-lover, don’t even think about sharing this. It’s the pairing of ingredients that make up a s’more and an accomplished chef.Dark and Stormy: Ginger curd, caramelized pineapple and coconut crumble. $7.00A fantastic combination of flavors and an interesting take on a dessert.Shortbread Cookies: $3.00What’s not to like? (Truth be told, we also had the Beignets. Soaked up some of the banana custard with the shortbread cookies — simply amazing.)
So many delicious choices…go with a group of friends and share!