Last Saturday, I took one of the twins to attend the launch of Saturday brunch at Cravin' Cajun, one of the restaurants in Novotel Al-Barsha here in Dubai. Captain couldn't come with me as he was in Sydney and I thought it would be a great opportunity for my son (who is thinking of going into PR and Advertising in the near future) to experience a social event like this. I decided to go with a pair of satin silk top and a baggy pants for comfort with no purse or anything of such as I figure there would be a lot of mingling and I didn't want to have anything in my hands but my Samsung for a quick picture or two. Well, it was a good decision, I must say :)
Cravin' Cajun is the first Cajun restaurant in Dubai that serves the famous Creole cuisine from Louisiana. We are talking about signature dishes like Louisiana Crab Cake, Chicken Gumbo, Pecan Pie and the famous Southern Fried Chicken presented by a team of chefs, lead by Head Chef Jeffery Whitfield, a native Louisiana himself. To complete this Southern experience, the restaurant also features a 3 piece jazz band playing live jazz music that are known to be in close association with Louisiana.
Last Saturday brunch was truly a celebration of Southern cuisine and more. Not only the menu consisted of a vast range of Creole dishes but also a small mix of other international starters, desserts and cheeses. The cheese and dessert section was so lavish that my son actually said "Ma, where do I start?"
"Well, go with the Pie!" I said, smiling as I thought about the scene in the movie 'The Help'.
Well, I don't know about my son but till today I am still thinking about the Brie En Croute :) from the cheese buffet. It was against my Paleo diet rule but for that I made it an exception. It was so good! Overall it was a fantastic afternoon for me especially when I had the chance to meet some old friends and made a few new ones and for my son, it was an experience that could help him made his decision for his future.
Are you a fan of Southern food? What is your favorite? And if you are a fan and in town or planning to be in town and are craving for some Southern comfort food, you know where to go!