Dark Roux is one of my favorite places to enjoy with friends especially for lunch. Their lunch specials there are delicious. My friend and I went recently and I was blown away by the quality of the food that they were serving at lunch.
My mom and I arrived early for the event. Which gave us an opportunity to check out the setup and see some of the prep work.
As we checked in, we were given a customized glass for our drinks.
Above is a blackeyed peas mixture that was placed on each table to eat with the food items served. The photo below was the prep area.
The setup outdoors was perfect. A Family-style table setup was what they decided to go with.
As we waited, there was a group called, Mad Ministrels performing. This group had a good sound and beautiful voices. Very entertaining indeed.
I walked around a little and observed what was going on during the preparation time. The cooks and staff worked efficiently to get the work done.
The plates were being placed on the grill to warm and start serving the dishes.
The last few items were pulled from this massive grill and headed to the plating area.
We found our seats and began chatting with the people on our table.
The first item served was the meat, the smoked chicken and smoked pork loin. The meat was delicious. The smoked chicken was on point! I felt the pork loin was good but a little on the bland side. Both the chicken and the pork were cooked well. Not overcooked, but perfect. I added a little of the black-eyed pea mixture and it paired well with that.
The salad came next, wow what gorgeous colors! The salad consisted of kale, beets, brussel sprouts, olives and feta cheese. This salad was refreshing!! I wouldn’t normally eat those ingredients together, but the flavors married extremely well together. The people on our table absolutely loved this salad.Below is the Cauliflower. The Cauliflower with cheese was so good. One of my favorite of the night; not your classic cauliflower with cheese, but so much better.
The Eggplant was the next dish to be served. The eggplant was served cold and pickled. So good. I have never tried cold eggplant, but it was a winner in our eyes.
The rice dressing balls are pictured below. OH MY! The flavor was out of this world. Classic Laura’s Rice Dressing, made me feel like I was at a family BBQ. Yummy!
After the main course we had a little time to sit and chat. My mom and I spoke most of the night with this awesome couple. Our time with this couple was so fun. They were funny and foodies just like us. So it was good to converse about the restaurants they both loved and disliked. So fun.
Homemade pecan pie and Satsuma Meringue was also on the menu. The two pies were plated together, seen below.
In addition, Banana Pudding was served. The Banana Pudding was some of the best we had ever tasted. We’ve had our share of Banana Pudding and this one was at the top of the list.