During a recent trip to New Orleans, 007, Princess Van Gogh and I had the pleasure of having lunch at La Petite Grocery. At first you might think we’d had lunch in a grocery store. Let me assure you, it is a restaurant you will not want to miss on your next trip to the Big Easy.
La Petite Grocery
It was a yucky, rainy day, but we braved the rain and boy was it worth it! Executive Chef, Justin Devillier and his wife, Mia took over ownership of the restaurant in 2010. Mia learned all about southern hospitality while growing up in Charleston, SC. She credits her grandmother with her desire to make each dining experience a memorable one. There’s not a better combo for this blogger! Great food with super hospitality!
History and Excellent Menu
A friend recommended the restaurant and also recommended our lunch choice. The sweet little “creole cottage” style building was originally constructed in the Garden District over 100 years ago. After a fire, it was rebuilt and housed a “fancy” grocery store for over 35 years. The current name reflects its history and suits it perfectly.
I wish I were there right this minute so I could have this delicious
appetizer meal again. These delicacies are blue crab beignets and as I’ve said many times, “This will make yo tongue slap yo brains out!” The crispy outside has just the right amount of crunch, but doesn’t prepare you for the creamy crab filling. I have such sympathy for those who have shellfish allergies. It’s a shame they cannot ever taste the gooey-crispy deliciousness of these alien-looking little pastries. The truffle fries are delicious, too.
The dining room is lovely. I would describe it as upscale, (white tablecloth) but not in a stuffy way. The staff was friendly and attentive and definitely reminds you that this is a southern restaurant. There is a great wine menu as well. Lots of varieties.
Anyone heading to New Orleans anytime soon? I’d love to hitch a ride!
La Petite Grocery
4238 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Linking with these utterly fabulous parties: