The Wednesday night Downtown Market in Santa Rosa was my first spotting of the Louisiana Legacy booth. Too full to eat another bite, I asked where else the beignets could be found. Answer: at the owners’ home base of Windsor at the Thursday night farmers market. I grabbed a card and had to chuckle upon reading,
“Rob G. Lippincott Jr., Cajun in Exile since 2004”
He was a cook back home and out here. And, he married the daughter of Costeaux bakery’s owner. This kind of legacy raised my hopes for the beignets. The next night in Windsor I sprang for an order, three beignets for $5, fried on the spot, as shown here.
Lighter and more tender than the other New Orleans style examples available out here. There’s just a bit of chewiness to keep it interesting under the golden, greaseless crust and flurry of powder sugar. Yes, the beignets are all that.
Costeaux French Bakery Cafe
417 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Santa Rosa Downtown Market
637 1st St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Windsor Farmers Market
Market Street (at Windsor River Road), Windsor CA 95448, USA
Louisiana Legacy Catering
369 Summer Rain Dr, Windsor, CA 95492