Cajun’s Christmas Camp

I was recently invited to Cajun’s Christmas Camp at Cajun’s Wharf in Little Rock as part of an Arkansas Women Bloggers promotion. Although I was compensated with food, pathopsychology wine and booze, all opinions here are my own.

2014-11-08 12.54.05-2Jodi Coffee and me (after a glass or two of wine)

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Sarabeth Jones photographing the Oysters Bienville

Cajun’s has long been the BEST RIVER VIEW SPOT for cocktails in Little Rock. In fact, 150 years ago when I turned 21 years old, this is where my friend Janet took me to celebrate. But there is much more to Cajun’s than drinks (Play De Do!), bands, and bar food. The seafood in the dining room is outstanding. Their wine list is extensive. And now they are open weekdays for lunch (M-F, 11-2).

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2014-11-08 12.49.15-1Dan, our wine tour guide

I can highly recommend the Oysters Bienville, the Crab Au Gratin, and the Kung Fu Girl Riesling (see cool bottle above). Seriously, I could have just stopped there, but then my panini came out, then the dessert platter. Oh my. Don’t go here if you’re on a diet. Trust me. 2014-11-08 14.07.15-2We were given a holiday cooking demonstration by Chef Mary Beth Ringgold. Not only did she cook up some awesome mussels and clams in a tomato broth, she shared secrets to the perfect Thanksgiving turkey.

2014-11-08 15.03.05-2Then we had a whiskey tasting. Mine was more of a whiskey smelling, since straight whiskey isn’t my thing.

2014-11-08 15.33.20-2Next was mini pizzas and holiday cocktails. Really!?! 2014-11-08 16.15.09-2Here’s the recipe for the Holly-De-HoHo (pomegranate sangria) pictured above:
One bottle of red wine
2 cups pomegranate juice
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup triple sec
1/4 cup simple syrup
Garnish with pomegranate seeds, green apple, grapes

So please give Cajun’s a try if you’ve never been or haven’t been in a while. You won’t be disappointed. And check them out for lunch sometime soon. If you go this Wednesday, you just might see me there. Please stop and say hello!

2014-11-08 12.59.47Angie Albright and Kyran Pittman enjoying Oysters Bienville