I first discovered the restaurant on the north side of town while traveling with friends in 2002, and I've been back several times. But this was the first chance I had since 2007 to step back through the doors for an early, leisurely dinner, and now I'm sharing that opportunity with y'all on the blog. Because it was fantastic.
Cajun Landing started more than 20 years ago, and it feels like a permanent fixture for the town. On my previous visits, I've fallen into the extraordinary Étouffée and delighted myself with the crabmeat and mushroom topped Chicken Pontchartrain. And I've dreamed about the Seafood Bisque.
Our waitress was Geannie, and she was patient while Grav got settled from the drive. She was even patient when we requested to move to another table to capture good light.
And I mean savor. Impossibly packed with savory and sharp spices, layers of heat and cream, chunks of crabmeat and crawfish, Cajun Landing's Seafood Bisque will make you shed a tear not for spiciness or pain but for the delectable elegance of it all. It is a masterpiece.
I had chosen the Southern Style Seafood Platter and felt I had also chosen well. Unlike the
Both our meals were delivered with splendidly crispy-surfaced rolls --
These meals would have suited us well on their own, and we would both have happily rolled out the door and onto the highway well-satisfied, but Geannie talked us into a dessert. Well known for their bread pudding, Cajun Landing also offers creme brulee (which I've had, and it's fantastic) and Key lime pie (which I've also had, and it's marvelous, too). But this time we chose a dessert I hadn't sampled -- a deep fried cheesecake.
Mind you, I love Arkansas and its wide variety of restaurants. But I'd sure love to have a bisque that worthy offered here
2728 N MacArthur Drive
Alexandria, LA 71303