By Tom Fitzmorris
Originally published June 4, 2007
Crabby Dinner At Muriel's
"It's a crustacean celebration," says Guy Sockrider, the chef of Muriel's on Jackson Square. The unique restaurant has launched a June-long, four-course menu of crabmeat dishes at the more-than-attractive price of $38, featuring crabmeat in everything except the dessert. As great a deal as that is, they're taking it another step up by giving some of the proceeds to support the Crescent City Farmer's Market.
The menu will vary as the month progresses, but here's what they started with last Friday:
Salad of Blue Crab, Mango and Avocado
With a mango coulis
Creole Crab Whiskey Bisque
Pan-Seared Soft Shell Crabs
Topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and Creole meuniere sauce
"Jumbo Lump" Arborio Rice Pudding Cake
With coconut and Creole cream cheese rangoons, and pineapple-lemongrass bisque
This sounds outstanding to me, particularly at that price. It will certainly be at home in the ancient-New Orleans confines of Muriel's, a very cool restaurant. They validate parking in a few nearby garages; ask when you make reservations (which I would if I were you).
Muriel's. 801 Chartres. 568-1885.
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