Boucherie, New Orleans, LA Report #222

I keep a list of restaurants I want to try one day.  This place made the list when I found out they had bread pudding made from Krispy Kreme donuts!  So that was the main reason I came here.  I’ve now got many other reasons to return.

Small little cozy place.  Even the flowers on my table were small!  I’d definitely recommend making a reservation if you plan on dining here.  Some pretty good looking and interesting dishes on the menu.  I decided on:

And the food!

They started me off with a little Amuse-bouche.  A tortilla chip with tomatillo jam and Cojita cheese.  Pretty good.

Next was the Blackened Shrimp & Grit cake with a warm house made bacon vinaigrette.  This was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had.  Everything was perfect.  The shrimp were blackened with a nice, well seasoned crust.  The grit cakes were nice and toasted, and I have no idea how they made that bacon vinaigrette, but one thing I do know.  I want it on everything I eat from now on!  Even if I’m having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

Next was the Smoked Wagyu Beef Brisket with garlicky parmesan fries.  I picked up my knife and fork, stabbed the meat with my fork, and put the knife down.  It wasn’t needed.  The meat was so tender it just fell apart.  It was served with a yummy kind of BBQ tasting sauce, and the fries were great.  Delicious dish.

Next, it was time for what I came for.  The Krispy Kreme bread pudding.  I hate when I order coffee with dessert and you get such a small cup you run out.  Not a problem here. They give you a whole French drip pot of it!

The bread pudding is made with Krispy Kreme donuts and pound cake, and served with a rum sauce.  This was everything I’ve ever dreamed of.  This was everything bread pudding should be.  First of all, NO RAISINS!  Nice and hot, moist, not too sweet, just perfect all around.  Fantastic bread pudding.

One of the best dinners I’ve ever had.  Really friendly and attentive staff, too.  I HIGHLY recommend this place!

8115 Jeanette St., New Orleans, LA  70118  Ph: 504-862-5514

Blaine 8-16-2019

 

SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT:

 

Dining my way around this weekend enjoying restaurant week (which I talked about in Report #387), I rolled in here to try their menu. But then, I decided not to order off that menu! My dining partner did (first picture above), choosing the Wagyu Beef second course. But I decided on:

&&&&& THE FOOD &&&&&

Shrimp/Grit Cake
Wagyu Beef Brisket
Pulled Pork Cake
Bread Pudding

Just like last time they start you off with a little Amuse-bouche. This was a carrot purée, seasoned with I don’t know what, with a piece of caramelized red pepper on top and cilantro leaf. Pretty yummy!

My dining partner had everything I had on my last visit. The shrimp and grit cakes, brisket and bread pudding. All were still just as good!

The boudin balls were delicious. Very meaty.

I asked our waitress what a pulled pork “cake” was. She said it was pulled pork they they form up like a crab cake. Sounded good to me! And it was. And that tamale was fantastic!

8115 Jeanette St., New Orleans, LA  70118  Ph: 504-862-5514

Blaine 6-26-2021

9 thoughts on “Boucherie, New Orleans, LA Report #222

  1. Man…you had me at bread pudding made from Krispy Kreme donuts…that is brilliant! I thought it might be too rich but I guess not.

    I didn’t try it but someplace once advertised hamburgers and the buns were made from Krispy Kreme donuts… I never got to try it.

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    1. I don’t like desserts that are too sweet. I guess using pound cake too in the bread pudding cuts down on some of the sweetness. It was fantastic.

      And yeah, I’ve seen the mess with the donuts for hamburger buns. Uh, no. I like “sweet and savory” but that just goes against nature’s laws. 😑

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      1. lol… I agree with the laws… Saying that…something I do like is sweet and hot…or at least warm.
        We have a restaurant in Nashville that has chocolate pie with a little kick in it…not too much but a good contrast.

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