Dining on the Bayou

Last night I ventured across the old Hwy 11 bridge which leads directly to Micheal’s for dinner and some catching up. I went to visit with my old friend, Tim, a lead forecaster at the NWS. I always run into him when he comes across the lake to the city for Mardi Gras parades and Jazz Fest but we never get to sit down and catch up. It was my turn to make the drive and there are a number of notable chefs who have restaurants on the Northshore that I have wanted to visit.

Micheal’s is a modest establishment on the bayou of Eden Isle. They rebounded quickly after Katrina and maintain their spot as Fitzmorris’ only four-star rated restaurant in Slidell, it was a good excuse to get our foodie on. We both had the signature dish, the Black Forest Filet, which isn’t on the menu but usually available. This creation is a filet stuffed with blue cheese, a dried cherry reduction and a lump of fresh crabmeat on top. It was worth crossing the scary bridge at night. . . which wasn’t as scary as imagined. The service was excellent and the portions were perfect and the little crustinis and bread would pass the test of even the strictest palate.

While I am on subject of food, I also wanted to pass along the news that our own Craig Geisecke’s restaurant, J’anita’s has been given a thumbs-up by Zagat’s for 2009 as a Creative Newcomer and got high marks for the quality of their food, value and service . . . Congrats to Craig for all his hard work and suffering over the past year to make this dream a reality. Announcement

1 Comment so far

  1. Rayna (rayna) on December 30th, 2008 @ 2:24 pm

    A big Congrats to Craig!!!

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