Friday, March 08, 2013
Cajun Dinner at Pier 17 on Garusugil
Drinks are sweet but very inventive. I got a blue margarita with sharks in it. The sharks were filled with strawberry daquiri. Good drinks and great if you are in a festive New Orleans mood.
I ordered the couples tasting menu (~30,000) We started with the Oysters Rockefeller. They were cute but needed more seasoning. The green bread crumbs that try battered it with didn't make it amazing. The Po boy sandwich tasted great. I loved the spicy remolade and the veggies on the bread. I don't know if it was homemade bread but it was very good. The star of all the dishes was the chicken gumbo. It was flavor rich with cajun spices, okra, dirty rice, chicken and sausage. It was thick gumbo i prefer, but the flavor was spot on with the right mix of cayenne, celery salt and garlic. The gumbo is proof that chef has some skills.
We also got a shrimp course and the shrimp came out plump and poppy and the breading was crisp.
There was one little problem. The oysters Rockefeller had a little piece of plastic in it. We brought it up to the staff and they quickly reified it. They offered to replace it or take it off the bill and they were very apologetic.
The atmosphere is great as well but the chair seating is a bit cramped and the chairs make a lot of noise.
Anyway, I would recommend this place if you are looking for some Cajun in Seoul.
Rating: 2.5 stars (good food and atmops