We tackled Brigtsen's very early before heading to an Endymion party. Poor old Frank stayed with the Rabbit-and-Andouille File Gumbo and the seafood platter, wehich came with a filet of drumfish and a ramekin of Crawfish Thermidor, 2 baked oysters (one of which was the Brigtsen's version of Oyster's Rockerfeller) as well as a stuffed scallop and a token side of slaw.
For myself, I had the Oyster Gratin, which was served in a very creamy sauce beneath a topping of browned bread crumbs.
I passed on the platter and opted for the crabmeat-and-parmesian encrusted sheepdshead filet, an under-utilized fish that someone with money from the seafood industry is now marketing as 'Bay Snapper'.
The sides were a slaw (I can't stand slaw and sauerkraut!) and divine mashed potatoes. We passed on
dessert and coffee. Headed to the party at a law office on St. Charles where there was beaucoup snacks, king cake, doberge and plenty of coffee.
Barely home for 1 a.m. And now it's off to jog.
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