Friday, August 28, 2009

A Fabulous Cajun Birthday Lunch!


Since I will not be in town for my birthday, this year, my darling daughter took me out to a special, early birthday lunch. We went to Bonnie Bell's Bistro, in downtown Lafayette, for a bit of Cajun gourmet dining. It has a nice, cozy dining/ bar area and is a very popular lunch spot.


This wonderful little Bistro has a fantastic menu that will please even the most discerning of palates. We took our time studying the menu and had a nice glass of wine, while we caught up on each others lives. The crab cakes caught my eye, as did the crab salad. I wanted to keep it light!



We decided to split an appetizer, before ordering an entree. The appetizer that we chose was the Lump Crab Salad w/ corn, black bean, avocado relish, served with blue corn tortilla chips. It was out of this world with a zesty lime dressing.


It was a hard choice, but I decided to order the Jalapeno Crusted Yellow Fin Tuna. This succulent dish was served on a bed of fresh avocado, tomato, and mozzarella. What a wonderful start to my, one week long, birthday bash!



She presented me with a lovely gift certificate to one of my favorite stores and with one of the most beautiful birthday cakes that I have ever seen. She is the most wonderful daughter that a mother could hope for. And my dear son will be taking me out to dinner, for some sinful Cajun seafood. Now you understand why I had to eat a light lunch! Let the good times roll, cher!

11 comments:

Vagabonde said...

Joyeux Anniversaire! I clicked on the menu to enlarge it and study it. Well, it is true that there is a nice variety of mouth watering dishes. I think I’d like to try the Speckled Trout Napoléon. It sounds very good and it has a nice ring to the name… Have a great time celebrating your day avec beaucoup de bons temps, chère Marguerite.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Bon anniversaire, sha! Hope the whole week is just as glorious as the beginning!

Cloudia said...

Happy Birthday!
Haoli La Hanau!

You deserve it, mon ami....

aloha-

Comfort Spiral

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Don't hold back on us, what, pray tell, kind of cake and filling was on the inside of that beautiful cake? Inquiring minds and all that. Happy Birthday, are you a fellow Virgo. then?

Kat said...

That cake looks divine! I bet it tast good too. Have a nice Birthday, where ever you are!!

John said...

Birthday congrats from the UK.
I knew I had some Cajun somewhere; I've at last found the double cassette that I bought some years back "The very best of Cajun" 40 tracks. Have not played it for years as everything is CD now.

California Girl said...

Happy Birthday Marguerite! How nice to have the food you adore and the family you love all at the same time. The cake, the entree and the appetizers look divine. Yum yum yum.

K. said...

Happy Birthday! That jalapeno yellowfin caught my eye, too!

We went Thai last night. I highly recommend martinis with miang kum. Almost as good with a martini as escargot or raw oysters!

T. Clear said...

Wow -- what a great menu! Happy birthday from T. in Seattle!

Mandy said...

Happy Birthday Marguerite! I hope your day is as special and wonderful as you are!

Jo said...

Aw.... what a lovely daughter!

I always get hungry when I visit your blog. :-)

I can see right now what I am going to have -- scallops and gnoochi. I love scallops.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY...!