500BestSquareAlligator-Stuffed Mushrooms With Sauce Piquant @ Restaurant des Familles

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This appetizer was the first course in one of our Eat Club dinners a couple of years ago. The picturesque restaurant is on the bayou of the same name. It is is not uncommon for an alligator to emerge from the bayou and look through the big windows into the dining room. In fact, a rather large one did that very thing the night of our dinner. She must have been mad that we were eating an alligator dish. Which was much better than I expected–alligator not having a particularly strong flavor. The dish has become a signature on the menu.

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Restaurant des Familles. Lafitte: 7163 Barataria Blvd. 504-689-7834.

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