Guest Post - A Day at The BayouTuesday, January 29, 2013
[Today's post comes from guest blogger (sister) Rebe. After posting about my experience at Madison's 'The Bayou' on her blog, we get to hear Rebe's take of the experience below].
Last Monday, the 21st, brother Teej and I were both off from work (MLK Day), so we planned to go to The Bayou for lunch. The Bayou is a New Orleans style tavern near the Capitol square, and it participated in Madison's Restaurant Week this winter.
|Gravy fries & Cajun cheese curds at The Bayou in Madison, WI|
|Chicken and sausage jambalaya & shrimp po' boy at The Bayou in Madison, WI|
|Mini pecan pie a la mode & sweet potato bread pudding|
Back before we ordered our meals, when I first saw the word "pudding" on the menu I was picturing a small bowl of - well, pudding. So I was surprised when brother Teej's sweet potato bread pudding was a cube, as pictured above. And then I paid more attention to the word "bread" before "pudding".
Funny that I'd never heard of this dessert before, then I ended up having it myself later that week at Brocach's Restaurant Week lunch when they were out of the ginger bread I had ordered. (It was really tasty!)
In the end I don't think we were overly impressed with The Bayou's food, but it wasn't terrible or anything. We just weren't overly impressed. The scenery and ambiance inside The Bayou was pleasant though. New Orleans-style music played the whole time, and the murals up on the second floor were great. I love that the artist included two girls taking a selfie while two guys get in a fight a mere two feet away (top right):
After walking around upstairs to admire the murals, it was back out into the freezing cold for brother and I -- leftovers in hand.