A standard Caprese salad is layered with fresh mozzarella cheese and tomatoes, with olive oil and basil. Chef Duke’s enhancement adds shrimp and crabmeat, plus a sauce that’s similar to a white remoulade. It’s an irresistible appetizer, and the only thing wrong with it is that it’s too big to finish while saving appetite for an entree. So, split it two ways. It’s a great item to include if you’re having Chef Duke feed you.
Cafe Giovanni. French Quarter: 117 Decatur. 504-529-2154.
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