It's been a full year since I last visited the Taste of New Orleans. Unfortunately I only get to the Dells during the last week of October. The restaurant is seasonal and my server says it will be closing for the winter in a week or two.
Authentic cajun food is hard to find. A few places claim to offer cajun cuisine but simply adding hot sauce to food doesn't make food cajun (or even good). Sam (the owner) and his wife are from Louisiana. Believe me, their food is authentic.
Last year I had the opportunity to meet Sam. All of the food is flown in from Louisiana and is fresh. This trip I had boudin (not on the menu but I asked and they had it) and gumbo. Both were delicious. The menu also has such regional favorites as catfish, alligator and several shrimp dishes.
The restaurant decor doesn't rate a 10 in my book but it does give you the southern feel and the service and food more than make up for the slightly tacky decor. (Actually, one could say that the City of New Orleans itself is slightly tacky).
Considering that the food is flown in fresh, the prices are reasonable. You can find cheaper meals in the Dells but nothing this good.
Taste of New Orleans is still number 1 in the Dells. A hands down winner.
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