La Creperie Bistro, Savory and Sweet

About a week ago I had a photo shoot scheduled for a big Monday. Monday's are always tiresome for me because we usually have a long weekend. On this particular Monday was no exception. I dragged myself out of bed and gathered my things for my photo shoot. During this time, I am asking myself what were you thinking scheduling a photo shoot on a BIG MONDAY.

But there was no time for whining, I had to get this shoot done. After my photo shoot which went really well, I decided I deserved to treat myself. My mom accompanied me, so she and I went to lunch together.  

La Creperie Bistro opened about a week or so ago here in Lafayette. There has been a lot of buzz about this place. I was happy to finally find time in my schedule to try out the Crepes. 

The goal of La Creperie Bistro is offering a French infused atmosphere, attentive customer service with an elegant decor. Their hope is that you feel you have been whisked away to a French Bistro. 

La Creperie is known for their delicious Crepes. On the menu were sweet or savory Crepes with tons of ingredients to choose from.  

When we walked into the Bistro, we were handed a menu. I must admit, I am not a fan of restaurants that hand you a menu and expect you to make a quick decision. That doesn't work for me. I am one of those people who orders something to drink and takes 10 minutes to order my meal or an appetizer. Sorry but that's how I roll.

I placed our orders and we were handed this cute whisk on a wooden stand that included a laminate card with a number is placed within. Cute idea.

But in this case, that wasn't happening. I stayed in my comfort zone, the ingredients that I knew right off hand, I would love. 

While we waited, I took a minute to take in the scenery. Above is the Crepe Maker making a Crepe with Nutella and Bananas for someone. I love that we could visually see our Crepe being prepared. Pretty cool. 

We started with a Hot Chocolate. One of my favorite drinks when the weather is cold. The Hot Chocolate was very good. Creamy, chocolaty served piping hot with chocolate drizzle on top. Very good hot chocolate.

Pictured above is the preparation of the Chicken Alfredo Crepe. This is a savory Crepe that included grilled chicken, bacon, portobello mushrooms, shredded Parmesan cheese and Alfredo sauce. The savory Crepe was delicious. A little weird at first, because I have only eaten Crepes as a dessert or breakfast.

The Crepe was served with a side salad with red onions, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The Crepe was light and flavorful. Very good salad.

I love that the cheese on the Crepe was melted with a torch. Cool stuff.

LA Creperie Bistro also serves Paninis. We tried the New York Panini which is a panini with roast beef, pepper jack cheese, horseradish, red onions and tomatoes. 

Pretty good sandwich. The horseradish was very potent. The bread was soft and the ingredients worked together. I love a good panini and they nailed it. The panini was also served with a side salad. 

For dessert, The Dulce De Leche,  which is similar to a caramel sauce but so much better. The Crepe also included strawberries and bananas topped with whip cream. OMG. So good. Very rich in flavor but so good. 

Each dish was presented well. I will definitely go back to try a few other options. I am looking forward to taking my girlfriends along with me. 

One question that I asked was if there are people with allergies to Gluten what would you suggest. There was a young lady name Julie who was very helpful. She mentioned that if anyone goes in and they have allergies to Gluten they should ask for her and she will help you out. 

Her suggestions for Gluten allergies, Caprese Salad or the Creperie Salad. The Caprese salad is lettuce, sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil and pesto dressing. The Creperie Salad includes spring mix, cranberries, dates, manchego, sliced almonds, sliced almonds or a Strawberry and Dates salad. 

In the future, there will be a a Crepe made with buckwheat flour which will be prepared on a separate grill than the regular Crepe. I think this will be a good thing for those with Gluten Allergies.

I loved that they are thinking ahead and looking out for those with allergies. 

The decor of the restaurant was very nice.

The restaurant was very small and cute. A bistro indeed. Once the word is out about this hot spot, there will definitely be a wait to dine here. But that's not a bad thing.   

I loved the look. The different style of tables and chairs definitely a plus.  

Overall we really enjoyed the food at LA Creperie Bistro. The food was delicious, beautiful presented and served in a timely manner.

The service was a bit mediocre. I think the service can use some help, but I know it's still the first few weeks of opening. So I will give the servers a pass.

But this won't prevent us from going back again. The food is worth going back again.

In addition, LA Creperie serves gelato, coffee, tea and cappuccino. So make plans for a girls night out and enjoy a delicious meal, dessert and a cup of coffee all in one spot.

LA Creperie is located at 1921 Kaliste Saloom, Suite 116. Opened Monday-Wednesday from
11:00 am - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm and closed on Sundays.

A brunch Grand Opening is coming soon! Follow LA Creperie Bistro on Facebook for updates.

Super Taters, Something for Everyone

Super Taters is a very uniquely designed restaurant that was developed through pure desperation to supersede the spot that he was in years ago. Jerry Bobb is the owner of Super Taters. He is a young entrepreneur who is extremely driven and talented in many areas. 

Jerry is from Franklin, LA, his grandmother taught him how to cook. He enjoyed cooking for his family. 

His aspiration wasn't to be a Chef, but he worked as a manager at a local restaurant while he was in College. Jerry graduated in Business from University of Southwestern Louisiana now known as U.L.L.  


After working at a local restaurant, Jerry wanted more in life. So out of his desperation came this development, SUPER TATERS which is a potato shop that also serves soups, salads, wraps and sandwiches. 

SUPER TATERS specializes in super sized, stuffed potatoes can be topped with more than 100 options.  So if you can dream, you can have it.

Below are photos of the wall that includes actual photographs of their food. This was developed to give customers an idea of the options and what the potatoes might look like.

The pictures really do look exactly like your food. Jerry told me that was one thing he was not willing to compromise. He wants what the customers sees visually on the photo to look like what is served on their plates.

Jerry understands that people eat with their eyes first. Presentation must be on it before leaving the kitchen. I have to say, I was impressed because the food was exactly like the photos. Impressive.

Super Taters was built organically all from his own vision. The Logo Design was developed by Jerry. He does his own advertisement, created an app on his own. His logo design came out of his love for comic books and sports.

We were excited to try the food at SUPER TATERS. Neither of us had ever tried their food. We started with the Shrimp and Broccoli Alfredo Super Sized Stuffed Tater. This was a creamy shrimp Alfredo sauce with shrimp, broccoli, butter, cheese, chives and bacon, sour cream was served on the side.

The baked tater was on point! A superb tater indeed. I loved the creaminess of the sauce. The only thing we were missing was jalapenos but he fixed that problem for us quick. We topped it off with jalapenos wow. Amazingly delicious. 

The portion size was huge. We shared the potato and I still had some to take home with me. If you are going for lunch, you will have leftovers. 

For those who may not want the potato with many toppings, there is a plain Jane or a veggie topped tater. In addition, you can build your own Tater exactly like you want it. 

We also tried the Soup and Salad Combo which included a Crawfish Salad with Corn and Crab Bisque. Pictured below. 

The Crawfish salad included chopped romaine lettuce, sliced boiled egg, bacon, croutons, red onion, tomatoes and your dressing of choice. We chose the ranch dressing, but they also serve bleu cheese, raspberry vinaigrette, honey mustard,  Thousand Island, Italian and Caesar.

The salad was very tasty. The seasoned crawfish was delicious on the salad. Fresh ingredients. 

For my health conscience readers, Super Taters also serves House salads, Caesar salad, Shrimp, Chef Grilled Chicken and a few other options. 

The soup was very good. Nice kick to it, awesome flavor and spice. Packed with flavor. I could have eaten several cups of the soup. 

Super Taters serves a different soup each day.

The Pepper Jack, Patty Melt with Potato Salad were the last items we tried. A hot sandwich that consisted of a real beef patty, pepper jack cheese, red onion and spicy mayo on thick sliced bread. We absolutely loved the sandwich. The right amount of heat, a good portion size. This pressed sandwich is a must try if you like Patty Melts.  

The potato salad was mustard based with seasoning on top. Spicy but good. We couldn't eat it all, but I made sure to take some home for my husband to try; he loves potato salad and he gave it the thumbs up. 

I didn't get to try the potato below but that's the Buffalo Chicken Taters. This tater included diced chicken, buffalo sauce, butter, cheese, chives and bacon. Definitely looked dynamite. I have to go back and try the Tater for sure. 

In addition to this one there were several other unique ones like the Frito Pie Tater, Red Bean Tater, Mushroom Bacon Swiss, The Wisconsin, just to name a few. Many many options to choose from. 

One thing I noticed immediately when I walked in was his love for sports and his support for our Louisiana teams. Representing LSU, New Orleans Saints, and the Rajun Cajuns. I loved it! 

We arrived at the restaurant for a late lunch, the restaurant wasn't packed initially, but as time went on more and more people began to arrive.

Super Taters received lots of call in orders. Great for those who are working and can't stop to eat in the restaurant.  On average it takes 15 minutes or so to prepare whatever is ordered. If you are on a time crunch, call ahead orders are encouraged.

Jerry and his staff are very friendly. A warm family friendly environment.

Jerry was very personable. He has carved out a niche that will definitely keep him in business for a long time. His personality and desire to listen to the customers and what they have to say is a great asset for him.

Some business owners want you to eat at their restaurant, but they don't want to hear what you have to say. Jerry wants to hear the good, bad and the ugly.

I mentioned the Super Tater app, this app is good for discounts and specials. Download it before you go to see what specials they have. The day we dined he was offering a $5.00 tater special. Not a bad deal for lunch. Go and download!

One question that I asked Jerry was if he had any new creations coming? Possibly a dessert baked potato made with a sweet potato. I would suggest a sweet potato potato with butter, cinnamon, sugar and pecans, call it the Dumas Effect. What do you think? Ha ha.

Also a Gumbo potato which will include shrimp, chicken and sausage. Hmm. I must go back and try this one out if it makes it to the menu. All of recipes are original and are developed in house. He uses the workers as a genie pig to try his recipes. The recipes are tested until they are correct.

Overall we enjoyed our time at SUPER TATERS. The food was superb and served with excellence. I wished I lived closer to his location, but hopefully as he grows more and more he will think about one in the Youngsville area or near by.

I loved his passion to serve the customers with top notch service. His desire to give the customers what they want is admirable.

The huge portions and beautifully presentations matched the photos which I must admit I doubted but he proved me wrong.

Wishing the very best to him in the future. See you soon Jerry. I am adding this one to my list of Favorite places.

Super Taters is located at 5545 Cameron Street, Scott LA. Opened Monday - Saturday from 11am-8pm. Follow Super Taters on Facebook. 

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The Little Big Cup, A Countryside Gem

A few weeks ago, my husband and I had the pleasure to enjoy the delicious food and hospitality of the Little Big Cup.

As we approached the building, it had that neighborhood feel. The flowers outside added a nice curb appeal that was very inviting.

We were greeted by a lovely hostess at the door. She was very friendly, warm and inviting. We were welcomed in and seated very quickly.  

When we walked in, it felt like home. The homey feel with a elegant feel to it. The restaurant felt like we were there for a dinner party. A very nice atmosphere. 

One of the things I really liked was the different style of seating. Round tables, dining tables with chairs and the candle light style areas, which were positioned more in the corner for the more romantic/private. We didn't sit in the corner seats, but I went and sat in one of the chairs to see if it was comfortable. I loved the end chairs; very relaxing soft chairs. Great spot if you are going for coffee and dessert or brunch.

We arrived early so I could get some photos of the patio area. The covered patio was gorgeous. Beautiful string lighting, tables and chairs and a Louisiana decor. Very pretty and relaxing with the nice breeze. The outdoor area reminded me of Rip Van Winkle, peace and tranquility. A very peaceful environment. 

After we had a chance to take in the environment, it was time to try the cuisine. We started with the Carrot Coconut Curry Soup.  The soup topped with sour cream and chives. A smooth, rich flavor with a touch of heat. Very good soup. 

Our next item was the Fried Green Tomato Crab Stack.  Beautiful presentation. The Green tomatoes were fried in cornmeal, with a corn relish in between and topped with chunks of fresh crab meat and a remoulade sauce. OMG. One of the best things of the night.  The flavors were spot on! 
This was a chef special appetizers, I think that this appetizer needs to be added to the menu permanently. 

The appetizers had supersede our expectations. We moved on to the Seafood Buffet. The dinner buffet was filled with many delicious dishes.  Grilled seafood, fried seafood, seafood in a gravy, the list goes on and on.

Upon entrance into the buffet there is a soup area.  The soups today were Corn and Shrimp Bisque and Seafood gumbo. 

The setup for the soup/gumbo area was nicely decorated. The restaurant decor and flow was thoroughly thought out. 

The salad looked delicious. The Garden salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, croutons. The Salad Dressing was served in a wine glass style bottle and iced in a bucket.

Below is the crawfish pasta salad. My husband had it and he said it was a really good cold pasta salad with a good taste.

The Caprese salad was beautifully placed and taste delicious. There was also a spinach salad and a squash and zucchini salad.

The salads were delicious and beautiful, but it was time for the main dishes. The seafood spread was laid out. Whole Fried fish, fried shrimp, shrimp or catfish courtbouillion, boiled shrimp and stuffed catfish. Wow, where do we begin.

We started with the whole fried catfish and shrimp. I also had the fish courtbouillion. So so good!

The fish was fried perfectly, a good crunchy batter and the fried shrimp as well. We were very satisfied. The homemade tartar sauce was delicious. 

The sides pictured above was the crawfish fettuccine, stuffed mushrooms, corn maque choux and also the catfish courtbouillon. All of these dishes were good in their own way. But the crawfish fettuccine was the best; creamy with an excellent taste.

Above is the boiled shrimp. Good shrimp, but the shrimp were over boiled which made it hard to peel. But the seasoning was spot on. 

Above is the food plated, excuse my presentation, but I wasn't a bit worried about the plating. I was ready to dive in. 

After my husband and I were done eating, we had a few minutes to chat with the owner, Sanjay Maharaj. He is a very warm, inviting man. I understand why we felt at home when we walked in, it is his character which was displayed within the restaurant through his staff, the food and the restaurant itself.

One thing I wanted to know was why the name The Little Big Cup? He told me the story about how he lived in New York years ago and there was a coffee shop there in New York called The Big Cup that he absolutely loved so much. He decided to bring a little of New York  and this place there in Arnaudville by opening a cute, quaint spot called The Little Big Cup. A great story and I love that there was a sentimental story behind the name.

To end our dining time there at The Little Big Cup, we had Dessert and Coffee. My favorite part of the meal. The dessert area was decorated and displayed beautifully.

Below is a shot of the Dessert Plate that we had. WOW. No we didn't eat all of it. But we did take it home and ate on it for a few days. The was an Italian Cream Cake, The Pumpkin Bread Pudding, which I highly suggest for the Holidays. So good. In addition, a Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding and a Caramel White Chocolate Bread Pudding. So good. The Caramel White Chocolate Bread Pudding is pictured above. 

Some of the best desserts I have ever had. All the desserts are baked in house by the lovely spirited Crickett Fredrick. She does an amazing job with the desserts, in addition she is a very knowledgeable waitress. We really enjoyed her service.

Overall, we were very pleased with our dining experience at The Little Big Cup. It's a family, friendly environment with delicious food and wonderful service.

The Buffet is every Friday and Saturday night. The Buffet may not have the same items each week, but check their website for more information.

The Little Big Cup is located at 149 Fuselier Road, Arnaudville, LA, 337-754-7147.

In addition to the Buffet, Little Big Cup also has a delicious Breakfast/Boucherie Brunch on Sunday's from 9:00 am - 2 pm. Come back here in a few days and read all about our Boucherie Brunch with The Little Big Cup, you don't want to miss it.

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