500BestSquareCombination Pan Roast @ Pascal’s Manale

Although Pascal’s Manale is most famous for its original barbecue shrimp, its great specialty is oysters. Fine work with our area’s best seafood run from the raw ones in the bar through this dish, one of the most complex of Manale’s concoctions. It started as an all-oyster entree, but evolved into an appetizer with oysters, shrimp, and crabmeat. Holding everything together is a thickened veloute that looks cheesy, but isn’t. It does include a lot of green onions, which makes the dish. Bread crumbs on top, a pass through the oven until it bubbles–then it’s eating time. A very good time, if this is on the table. There’s nothing quite like it in any other restaurant.

Combination pan roast.

Pascal’s Manale. Uptown: 1838 Napoleon Ave. 504-895-4877.

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