If you've been searching for a little bit of the bayou in the city, Mosquito Supper Club (www.mosquitosupperclub.com) — the brainchild of former Cafe Hope chef Melissa Martin — has arrived.
Quirky, one-off dinners are becoming more common in New Orleans, but Mosquito Supper Club looks to be a game changer by creating dining experiences that are both rustic and elegant, staying more in line with the social-club-meets-dinner-party atmosphere of an old-fashioned supper club than a fly-by-night pop-up.
The dinners, which will be held at The Tigermen Den (3113 Royal St.; www.thetigermenden.com) in Bywater, have limited seating, and the menu showcases Louisiana ingredients. For the dinner on June 29, the menu features deviled eggs with lump crabmeat and cucumber and tomato salad with Steen's vinegar. Martin also will serve bouillie pies — a classic Cajun sweet dough pie with a custard filling, unavailable anywhere else in New Orleans — from her family recipe.
On June 8, Mosquito Supper Club hosts a kid-friendly "fais do do" brunch at The Tigermen Den, complete with live zydeco music, boudin and "pop rouge" ice cream. Visit the website for information.