Beausoleil Baton Rouge

Michael and I had a fantastic meal last night at Beausoleil Restaurant. One of the best I can recall in Baton Rouge, in fact. The eatery’s quaint yet charming atmosphere was complemented by shabby chic details (has Target trademarked “Shabby Chic” yet?). A single red Gerber daisy topped the table while mixed-and-matched silverware lined each diner’s plate. Pork cracklins’ nestled in a small bowl were served upon sitting. A scrumptious first in my books. Drinks from the bar, like an Old Fashioned and Blueberry Lemon Drop martini, while strong, made for easy sipping.

With two drinks each, one small plate, one salad and one entree split, Michael and I walked out of there for $52 per person. Like many couples aiming to be thrifty (not claiming we always succeed), we agreed that that really wasn’t bad for date-night-out.

Anyway, check out photos of our small plate and salad below. Or to learn more about Beausoleil, visit their website or Facebook page.

P.S. – David is an awesome waiter!

Potato gnocchi with green peas, jumbo lump crab meat and pancetta in a sage brown butter sauce

Potato gnocchi with green peas, jumbo lump crab meat and pancetta in a sage brown butter sauce

Roasted beets, goat cheese and fried capers in a walnut vinaigrette

Roasted beets, goat cheese and fried capers in a walnut vinaigrette

 

Quote of the day:

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” –George Bernard Shaw