Favorite Food at Jazz Fest 2009.....so far
For those of you who have already gone and enjoyed the food, what have been the highlights so far?
Headed straight for the old favorites... Crawfish Bread, Crawfish Beignets, Fried Green Tomatoes.
Next up will be soft-shell crab po'boy, Cochon de Lait po'boy and Crawfish Monica.
Did anyone notice that there isn't any seafood cornbread this year!?
- cochon de lait. as flavorful as ever
- shrimp bread. even better than the crawfish bread!
- pheasant/quail/andouille gumbo. rich and delicious
...softshell crab "poboy" is the size of a junior poboy and up to $10 this year. had it one more time, but its now past the worth-it threshold for me. crawfish monica is touted by many but it seems sorta plain, i dont get it. do love the cf beignets tho.
crawfish enchiladas packed great flavor. the curried chicken pattie is a must.
for years I held off on the crawfish monica, as it was just okay. revisited it this year, and still think it's bland and overrated.
stopped getting crawfish bread a few years back, since the crawfish were beginning to become non-existent in the bread. will have to check out the shrimp bread instead next weekend, along w/trout baquet and the p/q/a gumbo. also love everything Jamila's serves out there.
I"m not from NO but here's what I like so far - fried green tomatoes - inbelievable; anything at Pattons - esp. the crawfish sack; the pheasant gumbo at Prejeans (dont get their seafood stuffed shrooms, disappointing) is amazing; rosemint tea, get the beignets near the blues tent, and the white chocolate bread pudding. Disappointments: crawfish monica, crawfish bread (too much cheese, too little crawfish), crawfish pie, gumbo someplace not prejeans. the couchon de lait was good, but split with a friend, very filling.
i'll cast a vote for the cajun duck poboy. shredded/debris style in a gravy. not saying it's the best thing out there, but it was the best thing that i hadn't tried before.