We have dined at all of Emeril's venues, some several times and have never been impressed...until Friday night. We had a last minute dinner at the flagship prior to a HOB show. We had the daily oyster prep: crispy fried oysters with a preserved meyer lemon sauce. The oysters were extremely light, almost fluffy. I could detect no cornmeal. Some of the best fried oysters we've had.
Abita Root Beer Braised “Fresh Bacon” Salad
Abita Root Beer Braised Niman Ranch Pork Belly with Citrus Slaw, Marinated Yucca, Heirloom Radish, Shaved Jalepeno, Goat Cheese and Pork Cracklings This was outstanding. Citrus cut the richness of the pork. Flavors worked well together. Three generous pieces of pork.
Andouille Crusted Texas Redfish
with Grilled Vegetables, Shoestring Potatoes, Glazed Pecans and Creole Meunière Sauce A very well composed plate. Lots of flavor.
Grilled Niman Ranch Double Cut Pork Chop
with Caramelized Sweet Potatoes, Tamarind Glaze and Green Chile Molé Sauce This was my husband's entree since they 86ed the sauteed softshells. He had the sauce on the side (mole is not a fav. and the waiter didn't know if this version had chocolate in it...it didn't). Anyway, the sauce was quite good but could have used more heat for his taste. I loved the sweet potatoes.
Both entrees were generous portions that neither of us could finish. We will definitely go back.