Sunday brunch/lunch in Baton Rouge?
We're meeting the Lafayette branch of the family for a birthday brunch or lunch in Baton Rouge next weekend, and we get to choose. Any suggestions for new and interesting, or established and possibly overlooked? Assume a good basic knowledge of the surrounds, as everyone involved has either lived there or is a frequent visitor. Last time we went to Beausoleil in the Bocage and really enjoyed it, so that's not necessarily off the table if nothing else jumps out. Also on the table are our old family favorites of TJ Ribs and the Chimes, but I'm hoping there will be something new and wonderful that we just haven't heard about yet. Any ideas? Thanks!
Mansur's on the Boulevard does a Sunday brunch. I haven't been for the brunch but the menu is similar to their lunch menu. Char-broiled oysters are good and the warm duck salad is one of my favorites. Depending on how many are in your group, they may have a private room for you.
I checked with a guy up there who entertains a fair bit and he said that Portobello's does a good brunch "bottomless Mimosas" and waffles and such. I have never done it but I think he knows what he is talking about. The last time I was up there I went to Parrain's because the raw oysters were excellent. the char-grilled are also pretty damn tasty. On weekends they often have a seafood stuffed egg roll that some Vietnamese folks put together. Very, very good. I'd miss the turtle soup though. It wasn;t bad, just not "turtle-y"
The Chimes, of course, is The Chimes. I will probably be at the Campus one this Sunday myself.