I remember the years when my husband and I used to go out all the time, sometimes every day after work. Since Erica was born, getting out involves a good plan, sometimes a plan B and C, because you never know when plan A fails. Because we can’t get out all the times, we pick carefully the places we want to go to, the movies we want to see, restaurants, etc. That being said, I recently discovered a new place in Bucharest that I can’t wait to try again. Last week I was invited to the official opening of a Live Jazz Club that promised the best Louisiana experience, both in music and in food. The name of the place: Louisiana Bistro. 🙂 Obvious, no?
I got curious and went, especially since I know that husband is a jazz lover. If you love music, jazz or not, you should really visit this place, you might just fall in love. 🙂 And if you don’t love music, you should still visit the place for the food experience, Louisiana style.
In my experience, the best places are those owned by people who invest not just money, but passion. This place has soul, plays soul and will please your soul. 🙂 Owned by a former musician (Bogdan Papastere), the place is dedicated to food for soul, literally and metaphorically speaking. 🙂
Darlings, I’m not the biggest jazz, blues and soul fan, but I loved the band and the American musician Clay Windham gave a beautiful performance – Clay plays there every Friday evening. I’m not a gourmand, but the food there was an experience itself. I don’t eat pork ribs, I rarely eat pork, but those BBQ Mississippi flavor ones were melting in my mouth. I discovered Jambalaya New Orleans, a traditional Louisiana recipe, and now I can’t wait to try it again. I got to meet Chef Cristian Marin, the one responsible with all the wonderful recipes and thanked him for my happy belly.
This place is a must try, especially on Friday, when Clay plays live with the band.
Good food, good music and good company is pretty much all you need for a great night out, right? And a great night it was.
Photos: Mircea Filigeanu