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Boucherie

May 29, 2010

With all the amazing places to eat in New Orleans, I feel a bit guilty saying this: Boucherie is my favorite. One house in from the corner of Carrollton and Jeanette sits Boucherie (formerly Isis). They describe their food as “contemporary Southern cuisine”. On a scale of 1 to dinosaur, Boucherie is a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

I ate at Boucherie with my friend Mike about 4 months ago. We stumbled upon the restaurant on a Tuesday night, driving around in search of a place neither of us had been. Based on the crowd on the front porch, we stopped. On a Tuesday night, there was a 2 hour wait. We ate at the bar rather quickly (pot roast and fries, beet ravioli, boudin balls and some other duck? thing). Last night I took my friends Hannah and Jennifer, snagging the last reservation at 9:30 p.m. We ate grit fries and collared greens, pot roast and french fries, ricotta dumplings, boudin balls, scallops, fingerling potato salad with crispy kale, and 3 samples of dessert. The repeats from the last trip were worth repeating.

Boucherie Dessert Board

Bacon + Chocolate = Smiling Belly

On my first trip, I also tasted the 2008 Gorrondona Txakolina (pronounced “chalk-a-leena”), the only effervescent red wine made, which I understand is carried exclusively at Boucherie due to the relationship the owners have with the wine makers in Spain.

When I’m eating an amazing meal, I often forget to document it. Last night, the only photo I took was of the dessert board. The Thai chili chocolate chess pie was very interesting, and quite spicy. The Fudge Farms bacon brownie and Krispy Kreme bread pudding are show-stoppers.

The happy ending to this meal was the price: 4 drinks at $9 each, 3 small plates, 3 entrees, and all 3 desserts came to $120, including the tip, and perhaps we even over-ordered. Plus, the old house-turned-restaurant is brimming with handsome locals.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. krobb permalink
    May 29, 2010 11:58 pm

    i think i would gain a TRex amount of weight if i lived down there!

  2. October 12, 2010 7:00 am

    Boucherie is one of my absolute favorite places to eat in Carrollton. Have you tried Dante’s Kitchen yet? It’s fantastic for Sunday brunch (but there will be a crowd).

    Great blog, btw.

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