Recently my family and I had to opportunity to enjoy dinner at Crossroads House of Blues in New Orleans. In the past we have dined at the New Orleans House of Blues but have never experienced the New Crossroads Menu create by Celebrity Chef Aaron Sanchez. The Food Network star created the new menu to reflect a mix of American and International dishes. The fusion of flavors leave your taste buds jumping for joy as you enjoy the spices and seasonings that feed your soul and allows you to enjoy the variety of cultures that intersect.
If have yet to experience The House of Blues, this is your time to visit. The Crossroads House of Blues dining menu is full of local flavor. New Orleans has such a rich food, art and music culture that it can be easily spotted on the new Crossorads menu. Our first selection was the Voodoo Shrimp appetizer. The sautéed jumbo shrimp is simmered in an amber beer reduction on top of housemade jalapeño cornbread. The cornbread alone will make your mouth water!
Seasonings lay a key ingredient on the Crossroads menu. I was raised on Latino flavor which later became infused with traditional New Orleans spices as I have spent the last 24 years in Southeast Louisiana. During our visit we also New Orleans Shrimp and Grits. I tweeted Chef Aaron Sanchez before our upcoming House of Blues experience and asked for his entree recommendation. The Food Network Celebrity Chef responded with his selection: Shrimp and Grits.
I instantly understood why! The pan seared jumbo shrimp simmered in chipotle garlic cream sauce, layered over a house-made crispy fried grit cake is served with sweet teardrop tomatoes. The grit cake was something I have never experienced before. Traditionally Shrimp and Grits is generally served with grits. The Crossroads Shrimp and Grits “grit cake” had a soft grit texture with a sweet, sugary kick. I LOVED it!
Make room for dessert! My family of four shared 2 desserts: Triple Chocolate Cheesecake and Bourbon Bread Pudding. My family and I love cheesecake but bread pudding is had to refuse. Their bread pudding is made with bananas, white chocolate, finished with a bourbon caramel sauce topped with fresh whipped cream. The fresh whipped cream is divine! The staff at House of Blues in New Orleans was attentive, polite and very friendly. If you are ever in the mood for bold yet contemporary array of dishes, Crossroads House of Blues has a menu sited for your taste buds.
The new dining menu created by chef Aaron Sanchez is available in all House of Blues locations except for Boston. You can make dinner reservations online or simply walk into your a House of Blues venue near you and experience Crossroads for yourself. Traditional American classics are reinvented and full of flavor at the Crossroads House of Blues soon. The YouTube video below features Chef Aaron Sanchez and his take on the new Crossroads menu. Taste the experience for yourself soon.