Mother's Day Weekend

Soft shell season is in full swing, and we’ve brought in a nice supply, so we expect tomorrow’s shipment to las through Sunday, which means soft shells for Mother’s Day! Friday’s Southern Table Menu looks like this, with Saturday’s and Sunday’s likely to change a little:

Savory Benne Wafers with Wild Mushroom Pate


Frisee and Scallion Salad with Artichoke Bottom and Minced Shrimp

Three Sisters Garden Cornbread

Honey Butter


Fried Soft Shell Crab with Wild Mushroom Rice Dressing, Grilled Asparagus, Creole Choron Sauce


Cane-Glazed Cajun Spiced Niman Ranch Baby Back Ribs
with Sausage Jambalaya


Gateau de Sirop with Whipped Cream


Gateau de Sirop is a seemingly ancient Creole recipe which is a simple cake flavored and sweetened with cane syrup, our favorite being Steens. It has a mild molasses flavor that retains the sparkle and spice of a good cane syrup, rather than using sugar and molasses. It’s probably the last of the “winter-into-spring” desserts we’re having, with rhubarb already underway and the season’s bounty in the pipeline. I have to confess a little regret that we haven’t gotten rhubarb in yet, but we’re still a bit overwhelmed by the response since Chicago Magazine named us a best new restaurant. A good problem to have, I suppose, and we’ll have rhubarb in next week!

Thanks Mom!