It’s not every day a toddler gets to chow down on prime rib.
On a busy Friday night, though, that was the special, and she relentlessly begged her daddy until he caved.
Not that I could blame her. His entree was a perfectly cooked slab of beef, served with oniony jus and a pungent horseradish sauce that sawed through the rich, fatty meat.
Sno’s Seafood & Steak has long been a favorite of ours for special occasions or to treat visiting guests. It boasts an extensive menu that pleases everyone, a rotating lineup of specials that highlight Louisiana’s bountiful seasonal produce and seafood, and is the right blend of special and comfortable with never-fail exemplary service. It had been a while since we’d been in, as was evidenced by the looks on the waitstaff’s faces when we noted the gorgeous interior renovation.
That was finished in December.
“Y’all need to come see us more often,” Shane, our waiter joked. He’s right. Especially when there are meals like this in the offing.
For starters, we chose from the specials the baked brie Louisianne ($12.99), a wheel of creamy brie topped with a Steen’s cane syrup glaze spiked with a perfect punch of jalapeño and the nutty warmth of toasted pecans. It didn’t hang around long enough to cool down. Next came our salads, both topped with house-made dressings. Sno’s makes three dressings in-house: ranch, blue cheese and Thousand Island. The blue cheese is my favorite and should be sold in stores.
Our entrees included one of the weekend specials, the aforementioned prime rib (a 14-ounce cut came with a stuffed potato and soup or salad, $29.99) and the eggplant and crab cake Napoleon ($13), from the seasonal menu. A perfectly crisp-on-the-outside-and-velvety-on-the-inside crab cake perched between two fried rounds of eggplant, and the whole was then drenched in hollandaise with bacon-and-garlic sauteed green beans on the side. I know it’s a side, but something should be said about the salty, savory, crisp perfection of those green beans; the kids ate more of them than their own French fries.
The meal ended with a heaping portion of white chocolate bread pudding ($7.99), sweet but not overwhelmingly so, that fed our entire family of four (two adults and two kids). We left perfectly satisfied in every way, with the kids fighting off sleep (score!) and clutching their toys from Sno’s kiddie treasure chest.
We’ll be sure to go back before the next renovation, special occasion, guests or no. I’m sure I can find a reason.