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Marchand De Vin Sauce?

Crazy Oyster Sep 8, 2009 05:01 PM

Some of you might know I will be down in New Orleans later this month, and I wanted to know which "old guard" restaurant has the best Marchand De Vin Sauce. I have not had this sauce since culinary school and am looking forward to trying this divine sauce once again. Thanks for all the info about the BBQ Shrimp as well.

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  1. edible complex RE: Crazy Oyster Sep 8, 2009 05:02 PM

    in a previous life, i enjoyed it at Antoine's. can't say how it is today, but it may be worth a try.

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      Crazy Oyster RE: edible complex Sep 8, 2009 05:26 PM

      I have heard Antoine's has went down hill from there glory days. My brother dined there a couple of months ago and said it was an unbelievable experience. I told him i will dine here and give my own opinion on Antoine's.

      Any other recommendations for the Marchand De Vin Sauce.

      1. re: Crazy Oyster
        JazzyB RE: Crazy Oyster Sep 9, 2009 04:34 AM

        K-Paul's serves it with their stuffed pork chop. FWIW you'll get a better chop at Emeril's, no marchand de vin but a huge (2" ) Niman Ranch tamarind glazed w/ green chili mole and glazed sweet potatoes.

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          moxieman RE: JazzyB Sep 9, 2009 08:48 AM

          veal glce, shallots, red wine , wid mushrooms, and smoked bacon.

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            hazelhurst RE: moxieman Sep 9, 2009 08:58 AM

            I was brought up to make it with ham but smoked bacon is in the same camp and cannot hurt. It was extrememly rare to get wild mushrooms years ago (dried, perhaps). I don;t know if anyone bothers with the marrow like they used to but in the 1960's I remember hearing the thwack of busting the bones.

        2. re: Crazy Oyster
          TaTee RE: Crazy Oyster Sep 9, 2009 01:17 PM

          IMHO, I think Antoine's is just fabulous. Dined there two weeks ago and the service and food were incredible.

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