After a long, hard work week, a friend and I decided to meet at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen for Happy Hour last Friday with one specific mission in mind: Eat, drink and get merry like Christmas! As usual, the drinks were superb and the food was oh-so-good! And I managed to capture nearly all of this Cajun-style deliciousness with Coltrane (my iPhone 3GS). To my pleasant surprise, that little sucker (the latest love of my life) performed pretty gosh darn well inside with low light. To kick the weekend off right we tried a new drink, The Swamp Thing, a delightful concoction of cognac, Grand Marnier, raspberry and melon liqueurs blended with frozen Hurricane and Margarita. Lemme tell ya, those babies are the FIRE! We also tried a new appetizer, Blackened Shrimp & Crawfish Fondeaux with Garlic Bread. Magnificent! We were so busy enjoying ourselves and I got so caught up in the flavours of my drink and the great jazz that I forgot to snap a pic of the appetizer (click images to enlarge).
We ordered two different entrees to share; the Crawfish Platter (fried crawfish, crawfish etouffee and dirty rice) and the Pasta Mardi Gras (linguine tossed with crawfish, andouille sausage and crimini mushrooms in a marinara cream sauce topped with jumbo grilled shrimp). I can’t even begin to describe all that deliciousness. No wonder Pappadeaux is one of Patti LaBelle’s favourite restaurants! We closed things out with their signature Sweet Potato-Pecan Pie a la mode (sorry, forgot to snap it). Awesome! Who knew combining these two pies into one would be so dang good?
Needless to say, we had a great time…and it was well deserved! Mission accomplished, mos def! We will definitely be doing this a bit more often.