It's Solid Gold
Article and photos by Kathleen Walls
|The Red Chandelier in
the bar at the Mint
||The Ship Chandelier
Dining at the Mint Restaurant in
Ridgeland just outside Jackson is a treat that is hard to beat. When
I went there for dinner, I
fell in love with the decor
before I ever put a bite of the food into my mouth. It was so
impressive. The huge glowing red chandelier over the bar would do
justice to a exclusive 19th century brothel in the old Crescent
favorite piece of art however was a crystal chandelier in the shape
of a ship. It’s one of only two in existence. (The other is in New
Orleans at another equally impressive restaurant.)
food arrived, my heart began to pitty-patter even more .And no, it
wasn't the thought of all the cholesterol.
Hey, I’m an old southern
belle, Put good southern food in front of me and what do you expect?
Both food and decor transport
you to the French Quarter of New Orleans, my birthplace.
Mint Julep Chicken and Waffle
For me the starter had to be the She Crab
Soup. I wasn't disappointed when I took my first taste. The salads
looked great also. For the main course, I was torn between the Mint
Julep Chicken and Waffles and the Shrimp and
Cheese Grits. The shrimp won out. I like chicken but I LOVE
shrimp. It was heavenly.
My food tip for dessert, try the Mini
Beignets. They are fried fresh and rolled in powdered sugar and
served with raspberry and caramel bourbon dipping sauces They are a
real winner. Lots of the other choices like Creole Cream Cheesecake,
Chocolate Pudding Cake and Banana
Pudding also were tempting.
Combine the atmosphere and the great Southern
food and you have a real winner when you want to celebrate something
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