Gumbo with gustoDestination Dining
April 28, 2019
Story By: Lianna Mccurdy |
The city of New Orleans buzzes with culture, a culmination of vibrant history, eclectic music, unique celebrations and creative cuisine. The official state dish of Louisiana, gumbo, showcases the melting pot of food culture in America’s South. Inspired by roots in West Africa, this Creole dish combines a variety of ingredients into a decadent stew.
813 Rue Bienville
Arnaud’s Seafood Gumbo is a supreme balance of locally sourced seafood and traditional ingredients. Served over a pile of rice, this gumbo features crab and shrimp simmered in a thick roux with okra and savory seasonings.
2. Pascale’s Manale Restaurant
1838 Napoleon Ave.
Pascale’s Manale sticks to a base of okra and file to create its noteworthy Seafood Gumbo. This spicy Creole medley combines jumbo lump crab-meat, claw crabmeat and small shrimp with a rich roux and veggies.
3. Restaurant R’evolution
777 Bienville St.
Death by Gumbo is served up in R’evolution-ary style: Bobwhite quail is stuffed with seasoned rice, andouille and oyster, then coated in a decadent brew of roux blended with onion, celery and bell pepper. This noteworthy dish was created by chef John Folse.
4. Station 6 Seafood & Oyster Bar
105 Metairie Hammond Hwy.
Get ready for a Big Bowl of Seafood Gumbo at Station 6. This Acadian-style gumbo is comprised of okra, blue crab, Gulf shrimp and St. Bernard Parish oysters seasoned with classic gumbo file in a dark roux.
5. Parkway Bakery & Tavern
538 Hagan Ave.
Parkway Bakery & Tavern’s Alligator Sausage and Stewed Turkey Gumbo offers a meat-heavy helping of stew. This eclectic mixture is served over rice with a side of the perfect soup soaker, a piece of buttered Leiden-heimer French Bread.