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AlfredEileen wrote a review Jul 2017
Carbondale, Illinois44 contributions24 helpful votes
We reserved two spaces for Kim Harper’s “C’est Si Bon Food Tour” at 6 p.m. on Friday in downtown Baton Rouge. Kim has excellent people skills and is a fount of information, which she shares judiciously while making sure folks are having fun. We ate at five restaurants that ranged from pleasantly casual to seriously upscale. At each location, we were greeted and seated immediately. Service was excellent. While adult beverages were available, no sales pressure was exerted. The restaurants were near each other and the walk was easy. We assume that the selection of restaurants may be subject to change. Kim met us in front of Poor Boy Lloyd’s, which has tables and chairs under umbrellas so we could be comfortable while the group assembled. Soon we were chatting like old friends. Then, Kim led us inside and we were immediately seated. This is an old-style, causal eatery. We were served hot roast beef po’boys with debris gravy accompanied by lettuce, tomato, and pickles. The amount of roast beef was generous and the gravy was dark and rich. A great start! Our next stop was the Capital City Grill, a sleek and pleasant restaurant with a youthful vibe that served us a large slice of fried green tomato topped with crab. The coating was crisp, the tomato juicy, and the crab abundant! A touch of hollandaise sauce added a luxuriant note. From there, we sauntered to the upscale Stroube’s Seafood and Steaks to sample a duck and andouille egg roll with sriracha aioli and sweet-and-sour ponzu sauce. The eggroll was hot and crisp, the duck was rich, and the andouille was spicy. Both of the sauces complimented the eggroll perfectly. We strolled next to The Gregory at the elegant Watermark Hotel, where we shared two flatbreads topped with alligator, hot pepper, green tomato, and a dusting of cheese. Waiters served us individual plates of deep fried oyster on a perfect square of pork belly. The Watermark is in Baton Rouge’s first skyscraper, which housed the Louisiana Trust and Savings Bank. Be sure to get a look at the vault door and meeting rooms downstairs. Our last stop was The King Bar and Bistrot at the Indigo Hotel for a bowl of ice cream, banana slices, and rum sauce. By then, we were much less focused on food and more inclined to enjoy the company with a glass of wine. The group was unanimous: Incredible Food! Superb Guide! Great Fun!…
Date of experience: June 2017
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Tomi A wrote a review May 2017
The guide was very knowledgable about the history of the city and food. She was very interactive and friendly with the group. Really nice food selections, and overall, a great experience!!!
Date of experience: May 2017
abooker78 wrote a review Apr 2017
7 contributions3 helpful votes
This was our first food tour, and it was great! We learned things about the city and the buildings down town. All while eating great food! It's well worth it!
Date of experience: April 2017
Michelle_from_lp wrote a review Oct 2016
Denham Springs, Louisiana1 contribution3 helpful votes
My elderly uncle and aunt were visiting from California and I was looking for a fun way to spend the day with them that would not be too strenuous. Kim was very responsive to my questions and accommodating to our needs. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, hearing about some of the Louisiana history, learning about the downtown area, walking in the beautiful weather, and of course sampling the delicious food. The portions fill you up without being stuffed, and you walk off part of the calories going from place to place. I would love to do this tour again, and I will be returning to some of the amazing restaurants we tried. Thanks Kim for a great experience!…
Date of experience: October 2016
jeremy h wrote a review Sep 2016
1 contribution1 helpful vote
From the moment we arrived Kim took care of us. Simply said she knows the city, she knows the history, and most importantly she knows the food. It's a can't miss in Baton Rouge.
Date of experience: October 2016