A few of us were at the Wine & Dine event at Secret of Louisiana. The place was jazzed up with decor borrowed from the US Embassy in KL to bring the spirit of New Orleans to Kelana Jaya.
Well okay, I didn’t take a lot of photos of my surroundings as I was busy feasting on pre-dinner nachos. There were a lot of photo frames reflective of Louisiana and New Orleans, quite retro in a way.
As we walked by the decor and settings, suddenly I saw some familiar photos being displayed. Wait a minute… they were photos I took during a previous food tasting session at the restaurant! They’d printed out the post and put it up for the night!
For our first course, we had New Orleans Chowder, a rich tasting soup cooked with clams, shrimps, calamari and mussels.
It was thick, creamy and loaded with seafood. The soup was paired with a young Kim Crawford Pinot Sauvignon Blanc 2012, brought in by Luen Heng. A bit too young and acidic for my taste or for sauvignon blanc, even.
Next up, Louisiana Bayous of creole crawfish, creamy seafood gumbo and crabmeat mashed potato on corn fritter. Loved the seafood gumbo, rich and creamy as always. This was paired with Kim Crawford Pinot Noir from New Zealand. Not my favourite that evening but ok.
Our entree was Trinity Jambalaya – blackened red fish and jerk chicken with jambalaya, topped with a generous amount of seafood, Cajun-style. Absolutely decadent dish, paired with a 2008 Wente Bayer Ranch Zinfandel from San Francisco (finally an American wine, hey!). Good pairing, the rich and slightly tart, oaky wine went down well with the dish. Think I might look for a bottle of this to keep.
See that? See that Mcguigan Black Label Moscato? It’s light, sweet, lemony, crisp and wonderful to drink! Brought in by Luen Heng, bit pricy though at over RM100+. Beautiful dessert wine, which we had with…
… Mud pie and praline – roasted pecan on buttery praline with a rich, slightly fudgy warm chocolate cake. Absolutely delicious! They do such a good mud pie at Secret of Louisiana.
So it was a lovely dinner. We had good food, decent wine, line dancing (I think there are photos of me line dancing if you’d be bothered to search, heh) and representation from the US Embassy in KL, yo!
Felt obliged to have a group photo taken. So this was us:
Thanks SOL and Connie and all at Aptitude for having us