Bastille Day est arrivé! Amid shouts of “Liberté, egualité, and fraternité,” the partisans of the Third Estate in France stormed the Bastille, that symbol of royal corruption in Paris, defeating a very small force of the king’s defenders. It’s the start of the French Revolution which ended with Louis XVI losing his head. Don’t lose your heads in this heat (or crazy election political environment), let us help you stay steady, strong, and cool. Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you at week’s end, and it just might make you feel revolutionary: house-made hamburgers on jalapeño buns with all the trimmings and shrimp pasta carbonara.
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Thursday, July 14
House-made hamburgers on jalapeño buns with all the trimmings. Well, what’s better than home-made hamburgers, jalapeño buns, lots of trimmings? Nothing. Bastille Day makes us think of our old friend Inspector Clouseau, played by Steve Martin in the new incarnation of The Pink Panther. Inspector Clouseau plans to chase the thief to the United States, so he must brush up his English. He works on his flawless American accent by practicing saying, “I would like to buy a hamburger.” Yeah. Well, come join us for these burgers, they’ll help you feel revolutionarily revolutionary, and you don’t even have to practice your French to get something that has German origins.
For some Thursday giggles, have a look a the great hamburger scene from The Pink Panther (2006), starring Steve Martin and Jean Reno (one of our favorite French actors).
Friday, July 15
Shrimp carbonara pasta ($15.00). We have bowtie pasta swimming in a creamy white sauce with lots of fine friends — gulf-caught shrimp, mushrooms, garden fresh veggies, and green onions. We’re feeling kind of Les Miserables today, you know, day after Bastille Day and all. “I dreamed a dream of shrimp,” Fantine sang so soulfully. Not to be outdone, Valjean belts out, “Who am I? I’m Shrimp Valjean!” Watch out for the master of the shrimp, though, he’s naughty, “Master of the shrimp, doling out the charm, ready with some pasta and an open palm. Tells a saucy tale, makes a little stir, customers appreciate a bon-viveur….” What would Friday be without, “Do you hear the people sing? Singing a song of shrimp pasta? It is the music of a people who will not hunger again! When the beating of your heart echoes the grumbling of your tumms, there is a life about to start, when the pasta comes!” Yep. Happy Friday!
Have a look: Stone House Eats Standard Menu!
Stone House Eats Bread Baked Daily
Lunch Served | 11am-2pm Tuesday — Friday
You can find our house at 828 Julia Street in Rayville, Louisiana. You can call us at (318) 267-4457.
Thanks for letting us serve you, and may God bless you richly as you sit at the table.
Our silly banjo friend Steve Martin remarked, “Dinosaurs did not walk with humans. The evolutionary record says different. They gambled.” Of course, he also famously said, “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”