Weekly Meals

November 15, 2016 Weekly Menu

Elvis will be singing songs of food love with Charles Dickens recording his special observations at the table this week. Come join us for some “Love Me Tender” good food. Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you this week: Clélie’s special fall soup, chicken and sausage gumbo, and shrimp and grits. 

What We’re Cooking for You This Week

We will be closed Friday, November 18 for a catering event! We hope to see you next week for the days leading up to Thanksgiving! We’ll serve shrimp and corn chowder, spinach and artichoke soup with roasted oysters, and Henry’s chili.

Tuesday, November 15

Clélie’s special roasted vegetable fall soup. Take roasted acorn, butternut, and mirliton squash, add some roasted pumpkin and regular potatoes with other flavorful veggies, and combine them into a delicious fall soup for a great way to enjoy this cooler weather. Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley noted, “There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!” Well, if you need some harmony today after a summer that just wouldn’t seem to quit, we’ve got just the soup for you.

Wednesday, November 16

Chicken and sausage gumbo. We make our gumbo with a dark roux, chicken, sausage, and the trinity of bell pepper, onion, and celery. Oh, Grandpa Justin would add sauterne wine, a cup or two or three, and so do we. On this day in 1956, Elvis premiered as Clint Reno in Love Me Tender. Folks say, though, that his soulful rendering of that song actually started back in Tupelo when he’d sing for his mama as she made him her special version of gumbo. Yep. Elvis, singing to his mama, “Love Me Tender,” as she made the roux. That gumbo probably propelled him into stardom, and it gives us a little insight into that Tupelo honey that made him, well, Elvis — hips, lips, hair, and all. Come join us, you may just hear the King’s voice wafting from the kitchen.

Have a look at Grandpa Justin cooking his dark roux gumbo here.

If you can’t make it for lunch on Wednesday, just give us a call at 267-4457, we’ll set aside some supper for you including house salad, chicken and sausage gumbo, and house-made bread.

Thursday, November 17

Shrimp and grits ($15). Shrimptastic Friday: Shrimp on baked garlic cheese grits (crispy or creamy), $15. Shrimp lovingly cooked with chopped veggies in a delicious sauce served over baked garlic cheese grits (either crispy or cream) will make you toot your horns up and down the street. Well, our old friend Charlie Dickens finished the last installment of his immortal classic about the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities. The serial novel began with these invitingly philosophical words, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way — in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.” Truth is, for an impoverished boy growing up in Portsmouth, England living on things like bread, butter, potatoes, and bacon, something from the sea was a welcome respite. Charlie will be here, enjoying a welcome respite in the shrimp and grits. He might even have a new start to a novel he’s tentatively calling, The Grit of Portsmouth, a tale of a local boy fighting his way towards a better life of shrimp and grits.

Friday, November 18

We will be closed today for a catering event! We hope to see you next week for the days leading up to Thanksgiving! We’ll serve shrimp and corn chowder, spinach and artichoke soup with roasted oysters, and Henry’s chili. 

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We will be closed Friday, November 18 for a catering event! We hope to see you next week for the days leading up to Thanksgiving! We’ll serve shrimp and corn chowder, spinach and artichoke soup with roasted oysters, and Henry’s chili. 

You can find our house at 828 Julia Street in Rayville, LouisianaYou 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.

Famous Quotes

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree,” wrote Emily Brontë. Blissful, fluttering leaves, scraping lightly on the ground, crackling underfoot — sounds like a great fall day to us.

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