For my Dad’s birthday this year, we went out and celebrated with a family dinner at Louisiana Purchase. We actually saw this restaurant on the Food Network’s “You Gotta Eat Here“. My dad really likes Cajun food, so when we saw there was a known Creole and Cajun restaurant in town, we knew we had to try it.
They have a unique appetizer dish that we all thought was on the adventurous side as we were a bit hesitant on whether we should order it. In the end, we decided to order 2 of the Swampsticks — Marinated, fried Louisiana Alligator Kabob with a sweet and spicy sauce, served with black bean salsa. It was quite delicious and tasted like chicken.
For my entree, I ordered the Natchez Shrimp — Shrimp, mushrooms, garlic and herbs in a spicy chipotle pepper butter sauce with spiced rice and sautéed vegetables. It was so delicious. The buttery sauce mixed so well with the rice and shrimp and mushrooms. It was so flavorful. It was also a large portion, I couldn’t finish it all that night and brought it home to pack for lunch the next day.
Some of the dishes my family order were:
Louisiana Jambalaya — Tomato rice with ham, chicken, smoked sausage and peppers, topped with a Cajun spiced shrimp and a choice of creole sauce or tomato-tequila salsa.
Pasta La Rocca — Linguine with scallops, shrimp, mussels, fresh basil, artichoke, sun-dried tomato and prosciutto in a lemon-garlic butter sauce, topped with parmesan cheese.
We all enjoyed our meals and had a great time celebrating my Dad’s birthday. We hope to go back again soon.