Join the Todd Price Taste Club as we welcome home Gabrielle Restaurant with a Cajun family dining experience!
For a dozen years, Gabrielle's roast duck, its smoky gumbo and the oysters Gabi with artichokes and pancetta were nothing but memories. The restaurant closed after Hurricane Katrina. After a few years, most of us thought it was gone for good. But chef Greg Sonnier never gave up on his restaurant. And in October, he and his family re-opened Gabrielle at a new location on Orleans Avenue.
Sonnier calls his food Cajun, and his family has roots in Cajun Country. But its a style where deep, layered flavors and country ingredients -- like rabbit, boudin and tasso -- get a city polish. He developed his approach working first for the legendary chef Paul Prudhomme at K-Paul's and then for six years as the initial sous chef at Brigtsen's. Sonnier will create a 4-course Cajun dinner for the next Todd Price Taste Club, as we celebrate the long-awaited return of Gabrielle.
BBQ Shrimp Toast and a JeniSu (Champagne cocktail with sugar, mint, lime, The Botanist gin - named for the Sonnier familys first sailboat, which was named after Chef Gregs mother and sister)
Oyster Gabie; Artichokes, Pancetta, Garlic, Scallions, Lemon and Parmesan Reggiano-Bread Crumb Gratin
Mixed Sausages (Andouille, Rabbit and Venison) with Honey Lavender Tasso Mustard Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Smothered Greens
Pan Roasted Stuffed Quail, Medley of Dirty Grains and Rusty Sauce Piquant (made with French Market Coffee)
French Market Coffee and Chicory
Chewy Honey Pecan Bars and Satsuma Squares with Vanilla Ice Cream