Last night we were in the mood for something hearty and warm but did not want soup. After tossing around some ideas we settled on Battiste and Dupree. We’ve read a number of reviews about it and were interested in trying it out. I didn’t feel like braving the snow, so Ben picked up our order. The food was ready in 20 minutes and included a complimentary pecan praline. We ordered the jambalaya, shrimp étouffée and red beans and rice. Jonathan got the polish sausage po-boy.
First, we were extremely impressed with the depth of flavor: everything tasted slow roasted and rich. There was also a nice level of spiciness which built up over time. The shrimp were large and fresh — nothing tasted fishy or off.
Po Boy Topped with French Fries and Slaw
J’s Po Boy was also a favorite among our family. J really enjoyed it, and Ben said he could eat three of these. The Polish Sausage was dipped in a hearty BBQ sauce and the french fries were still crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle even though they were topped with a vinegary slaw. The flavors blended very well.
Last but certainly not least is the Pecan Praline. We split this giant Praline three ways and were all very satisfied. J said it tasted like nuts and frosting and was very yummy. I thought that this was far better than the Praline we had in New Orleans, and Ben thought it was the perfect finish to an outstanding meal.