Favorite Jazz Fest Food
Jazz Fest is now just two weeks away! I wonder if anyone here may want to contribute to a best (food) of the Fest list?
My top choice is the Cochon de Lait, although I cannot exclude the mango freeze and the rose mint tea.
I have a lot of favorites, but here is my list pulled directly from the jazzfest food site...which I study quite a bit.
1) Pecan Catfish Meunière, Seafood Mirliton Casserole,
Fried Crab Cake w/ Smoked Tomato & Jalapeño Tartar
C.P.G. Catering, Mandeville, LA (My Favorite combo and a must every year)
2) Cochon de Lait Po-Boy, Love at First Bite, New Orleans, LA
3) Ya Ka Mein, Miss Linda’s Catering, New Orleans, LA (great for hangover)
4) Fried Soft-Shell Crab Po-Boy, Galley Seafood Restaurant, Metairie, LA
5)Pheasant, Quail & Andouille Gumbo, Prejean's Restaurant, Lafayette, LA
6)Curry Chicken Pattie, Palmer's Jamaican Cuisine, New Orleans, LA
7)Caribbean Fruit Salad, Scales Strawberry Lemonade, New Orleans, LA
8) Indian Tacos, United Houma Nation, Golden Meadow, LA
Oh to be at the fest. I'm taking a break this year...and already regretting it. I will dearly miss the soft shell crab po boy and just about everything else.
re: Hungry Celeste
I have to agree with the jama jama and fried plantains.
I looked at the list and didn't see the cuban sandwiches, i loved those, would start every single day off with a bllody mary with my friends that run the shirt/poster booth then get a cuban sandwich.
The grilled chicken livers with pepper jelly look good.
Pheasant quail and andouille gumbo is always a must
Cochon de lait po boy
The cajun duck poboy is new this year and looks interesting
And of course the cracklins.
Sadly I won't be in attendance this year, the first time in 17 years I will not be there, but my wife will sample all things and call me after each one. lol
Speaking of duck poboys I just 20 minutes ago had the roasted duck poboy from Crabby Jack's at his booth at French Quarter Fest (on my lunch hour and twenty minutes) and it was horrible. I have never had it at the restaurant, but I sure hope it's better over there. It was a gloppy, bland mess, like Mother's new debris poboy but even gloppier. The duck tasted of nothing at all. There was only flavor was provided by the pickle. Judging by the texture it was stewed, not roasted.
Flour Power, on the other hand, has a very tasty praline creme brulee in puff pastry.
re: Hungry Celeste
soft shell crab po boy
creole cream cheese cake with strawberries.
gallons and gallons of the rose mint tea.
merguez sandwich sluiced with harissa.
fried green tomatoes with crawfish sauce.
buttery trout topped with lump crabmeat.