Just in time for Mardi Gras, Petite Violette Restaurant, located at 2948 Clairmont Road, is heating things up this winter with a limited-time New Orleans Food Festival Menu. Served every evening at dinner only, from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, February 21 through Saturday, March 7, this special dining event offers a Cajun soup, appetizers and entrées featuring spices of the South, plus an award-winning New Orleans dessert, to top the spicy off with some sweet. Prices range from $8 to $28. Reservations are recommended by calling 404-634-6268.
The New Orleans Food Festival Menu starts off with three appetizers. There is Crab Louie which is jumbo lump crab meat served over lettuce with Louie dressing, boiled egg and tomato. A New Orleans Oyster Sampler features gulf coast oysters served two ways—Rockefeller and Bienville styles. Last is a Petite Violette menu favorite, Cajun Seafood Gumbo with andouille smoked sausage.
Entrées on the menu include a Crawfish Étouffée, crawfish tails in a spicy seafood sauce over rice; Shrimp and Grits with red-eye gravy; and Chicken & Seafood Jambalaya studded with andouille sausage, chicken, shrimp and mussels. All entrées are served with a spicy cornbread muffin. To top it all off, dessert features an award-winning New Orleans Bread Pudding covered with a buttery whiskey sauce.