This past Saturday I got to spend the day with one of my bloggy bests, Rebekah, from Rebekah Elizabeth…we got invited to Cajun’s Wharf in Little Rock AR for Cajun’s Christmas Camp along with a few other fabulous Arkansas Women Bloggers!! It was a fantastic day filled with yummy food and drinks and making new friends. I love getting to know more bloggers in my area!
First, let me tell you a little bit about Cajun’s Wharf. Cajun’s is located right on the Arkansas River and pretty much every seat in the house offers stunning river views. Cajun’s is about to celebrate it’s 40th anniversary in March and it’s no wonder they have been open so long with an amazing menu that has everything from yummy steak and seafood to a fabulous drinks menu that includes their signature Play-de-do served in a big ole mason jar that you can take home with you when you finish it. Cajun’s just has wonderful atmosphere whether you go for a sit down meal or just to the bar for a night of fun. I love Cajun’s!
Back to Saturday, we started the day off right with a wine tasting and wine education from Dan the Wine Man!! I never knew Cajun’s offered such a large selection of wines but apparently they have over 200 different bottles of wine to choose from at any given time. I lean red a lot and am not really surprised that my favorite wines are still the sweet ones, Rieslings and Moscatos.
After we were thoroughly educated about wine we were treat to lunch! In the almost 40 years that Cajun’s has been open they haven’t really ever done lunch so we got to be testers. If you are down for some amazing, locally grown produce and fresh off the boat seafood then get to Cajun’s ASAP!!
My table split this HUGE plate of appetizers and we ordered extra Oysters Bienville.
For lunch I started with a cup of Gumbo and for my entree I got the Fried Shrimp Po’ Boy and I don’t have any complaints about anything. Everything was like music in my mouth…YUM!!!
While we were eating lunch Cajun’s owner, Mary Beth, came out and talked to us about the history of Cajun’s. I love hearing about the history of a place, especially when it’s so interesting!!
We ended our lunch by splitting this huge tray of deserts!! It has everything on it…Pumpkin Cheesecake, Coconut Pie, Bread Pudding, Oreo Cheesecake on a Coffee Ganache, Key Lime Pie on a Chocolate Ganache, and Chocolate Tiramisu. YUMMY!!!
After lunch we drank coffee and got to watch Mary Beth perform a cooking demonstration for us. She made Mussels and Clams in Tomato broth and it was pure heaven in a cup. It was actually pretty easy to make and this is coming from someone who has never cooked withs shellfish before.
At this point in the day I think I was about to POP I was so full but I just couldn’t stop…I wanted to try everything!! LOL!! After the cooking demo we were treated to a whiskey tasting. We learned the difference between mixing whiskey and sipping whiskey and also the difference between whiskey and bourbon. All of the whiskeys we tasted were Tennessee whiskeys and actually didn’t taste too bad!!
After all of the whiskey we got to try Whisper Creek’s Tennessee Sipping Cream which is similar to Bailey’s Irish Cream but where Bailey’s has a chocolate base Whisper Creek is all whiskey! It was super yummy and something I will definitely look into buying!!
In a post-whiskey tasting haze we made our way to the bar and tried out Cajun’s new Christmas themed drinks!! I have to admit I loved getting a full tour of Cajun’s. We went full circle from the dining area, to the dance floor, to the bar, and then upstairs to the deck area. It truly is a gorgeous place.
First up at the bar was the Christmas Martini. It has a pomegranate base and has vodka and some other yummies. Plus, isn’t it just pretty?!
Our second, and final, drink was the Holly-de-Ho Ho. It is loosely based on Cajun’s Signature Drink, the Play-de-Do. It was more sangria like and was amazing!!!
And that, my friends, concludes my day at Cajun’s Wharf for the Cajun’s Christmas Camp 2014. I ate until I couldn’t eat anything more and I drank more than I had in a long time. All in all I loved it!! I would definitely recommend anyone in the central Arkansas to hit up Cajun’s for lunch or dinner and try one of their new signature drinks!!
Have you ever been to Cajun’s before? I have a few stories but I’m afraid they aren’t “blog appropriate”…LOL!!