We got to Louisiana Purchase around noon on Friday. The place was pretty dead inside and there were only two or three tables taken on the patio. We were seated right away.
This restaurant is tucked away off 104 street (10320 111 ave) behind Fly Jeans and right beside another restaurant, Indian Fusion.
The atmosphere was really laid back and comfortable. Their patio feels quite secluded because it’s a bit below ground level. To add to the mood, awesome jazz/blues music played in the background while we were there at just the right volume.
Their lunch menu is quite expansive with a good array of sandwiches and entrees. At this point, we were both so hungry, everything sounded amazing. I opted for the Pecan Pork Medallions and my friend decided on the Flank Steak Po’Boy.
While we were waiting, the waitress brought us some bread to munch on. The bread was really soft and had a nice herb taste.
Quite quickly, our food came out. Both dishes looked scrumptious.
My Pecan Pork Medallions were served topped with a smoked pepper buttercream sauce and two jumbo prawns. Herb rice and seasonal vegetables were served on the side.
I wish I could say it tasted as good as it looked.
I was surprised by how ‘bleh’ the food tasted. I was expecting something really flavorful by the menu description and how delicious it looked when it came out. It tasted like uninspired breaded meat. The praws were a bit tastier. The vegetables were nothing special but better than the rest of the meal. For a $17 dollar lunch item, I was disappointed. However, I was so hungry, I ate almost everything on my plate anyway.
Thankfully, Vineeta had better things to say about her meal. She said it was delicious and that the dill mayo on it made it especially good.
Next up: dessert.
Both desserts were decent, but nothing to write home to your mother about.
Overall, Louisiana purchase was a bit of a disappointment. However, they get props for their laid back patio and prompt, friendly service.