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Great dinner at Luke last night

saeyedoc | Jan 3, 201107:52 AM

Finally made it to John Besh's new offering last night.
Pulled up in front, greated by the GM who advised me to park around the corner at Embassy Suites.
Was seated downstairs with a view of the riverwalk, they weren't serving upstairs, but I took a look.
Upstairs has a cool view of the glass walled kitchen.
Service was attentive and quick.
The menu is very similar to that posted online for the New Orleans location.
Started with: flamenküche: thin Alsacien onion tarte with bacon, caraway and Emmenthaler cheese. This was amazing, almost like a thin crust pizza with Benton bacon and carmelized onions. Also had fried Quail, perfectly cooked.
For mains we had the Shrimp "En Cocotte", which is basically shrimp and grits with andouille sausage. Fairly small portion, presented in a cast iron pot, amazing flavor.
Also had Jaegershnitzel, two large pieces of perfectly fried veal cutlets with a mushroom sauce served over Spaetzle. Also very delicious, the spaetzle were very light and the veal very tender
For dessert had amazing bread pudding and a chocolate dish with brandied cherries and chantilly cream. Nice selection of beer including Belgian and German as well as local offering.
Will definitely be going back. .

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