Our server Chrissy greeted us and showed us three menus that were available on this particular night. In addition to the regular menu, there was the Nashville menu and the Mardi Gras menu. On Christy’s recommendation, we ordered the signature Voodoo shrimp appetizer from the regular menu. It features five shrimp swimming in a Cajun spiced Abita Amber (New Orleans beer) sauce atop jalapeño cornbread. Our Purple Rain cocktail for two (Grey Goose vodka, blue Curacao, cranberry, lime and pineapple juice) washed it down delightfully.
While we waited for the Voodoo egg roll, Chrissy brought us each some crawfish étoufée. It featured plentiful chunks of crawfish in a rich, spicy sauce served over white rice. The Voodoo egg roll featured crawfish with Andouille sausage and corn in a remoulade served over shredded cabbage and red onions. Nice and crunchy, it topped off our meal delightfully. The Mardi Gras menu is being offered at the House of Blues all February.
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