A lady that I know mentioned to me about checking out the newly opened Cafe Fricassee. So for lunch my husband and I went to the restaurant to check it out.
Cafe Fricassee is located in the city of Carencro. Offering home cooked comfort food and southern hospitality. The restaurant was formally Fricassee Cafe but the restaurant was sold and is operating under a new name Cafe Fricassee. Offering a new menu, a brand new staff and a nice look.
My husband and I arrived at Cafe Fricassee and I immediately laid eyes on the Chef’s Garden. I grow herbs and vegetables at my home as well. I walked on over and checked out the green onions, the swiss chard, lettuce, cilantro and much more. I love a restaurant that cooks with fresh ingredients.
The interior was very welcoming, bright and airy. The look was similar to an Upscale Farm/Country House.
The new owner added on another room, which is the room we dined in. Beautifully done. The surrounding windows added a nice touch to the space. I loved the fresh flowers on the table. Gave the table an elegant look.
After we were seated the waitress placed some Fried Black-eyed Peas on the table. The black-eyed peas were served in a small glass jar. Cute.
I have never had Fried Black-eyed peas, but this was good. A crunchy and well seasoned snack.
We looked through the menu and decided to order the Fried Green Tomatoes. The fried green tomatoes were beautifully presented. The green tomatoes were battered and fried, topped with fresh crab meat and a pancetta cream sauce. Superb!! A very good starter.
I ordered the Oyster Club with sweet potato fries for my entree. The Oyster Club consisted of fried oysters and bacon on a sourdough bun dressed with a spicy mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato.
The sweet potato fries were fried perfectly but could use a dipping sauce or some cinnamon and sugar. They were just plain. I asked for honey and the waitress was able to provide some for me. Perfect!
The sandwich was pretty good. I I would have liked to see a little more fried oysters on the sandwich. The sandwich was well built and dressed nicely. The oysters were fried in corn meal which gave the sandwich a nice crunch.
My husband ordered the Grilled Pork Chop plate. The bone-in cut chop was beautifully seared. The dish was served with smothered potatoes and fresh green beans. A beautiful plate.
The Pork Chop was good but a bit overcooked. Taste wise it was good but I would suggest cooking the pork chop a few minutes less. The smothered potatoes were superb. The potatoes reminded me of grandmas smothered potatoes. So good. Overall a delicious plate of food.
We really enjoyed our lunch at Cafe Fricassee. The service was impeccable. The food was superb. I can’t wait to go back for dinner. There were a few other items that were very intriguing. Overall everything was lovely.
Café Fricassee is located at 3823 N. University, Carencro, LA. The Hours of Operation are Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Friday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.