We had dinner at Patois on New Year's Eve.
But my drink was the only thing I truly loved.
Fried P&J oyster salad, spinach, Benton's bacon, Parmigiano Reggiano, Meyer lemon buttermilk dressing ($14).
Quite tasty standout dish. Some crunch, some cheese, some acid.
Gulf shrimp and butternut squash soup ($7).
Crispy pork belly, seared scallop, Steen's cane syrup, mustard drizzle ($16).
Seared Kobe beef belly, sweet onion and Asian herb salad, lime, soy-ginger dressing ($15).
This was not good at all. I think my husband barbecues better.
Grilled lamb ribs, green tomato relish ($13.50).
Moules frites, smoky Creole tomato broth, saffron aioli ($12).
Decent, but it was stupid to put the fries on top instead of on a separate dish. The fries got soggy in the broth. Fail.
Charred octopus, chorizo, kalamata olives, fregola, Meyer lemon citronette ($13).
Lavender shortbread and mint chocolate petit fours.
Nice complimentary sweet bites.
Patois was completely adequate. Nothing was particularly bad, but nothing was particularly outstanding. It just wasn't good enough for a New Orleans meal.