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Five Offbeat Gumbos

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Cafe Carmo

527 Julia St., 875-4132

www.cafecarmo.com

Smoked mahi mahi joins crab, shrimp and sweet potato in a unique gumbo.

Cochon

930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588-2123

ww.cochonrestaurant.com

A rustic-style roux is studded with black-eyed peas and smoked pork.

Chateau du Lac

2037 Metairie ROAd, Metairie, 831-3773

www.chateaudulacbistro.com

Foie gras enriches the roux and a seared slice floats on top.

Parkway Bakery & Tavern

538 Hagan St., 482-3047

www.parkwaybakeryandtavernnola.com

Turkey and alligator sausage supplant the chicken and andouille standard.

Patois

6078 Laurel St., 895-9441

www.patoisnola.com

Smoked rabbit and greens join andouille in a dark, thick roux.

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