After an exhilarating time axe-throwing at Backyard Axe Throwing League (BATL), Kevin, Jocelyn, and I met with Byron for our Winterlicious dinner outing at Big Daddy’s Bourbon Street Bistro and Oyster Bar (212 King Street West). The restaurant specializes in Cajun/Creole-inspired recipes, and it also reflects wholeheartedly in the atmosphere of the place.
Save for some music, it was pretty quiet when we arrived for our reservation at 6:15pm on a Sunday evening. We pored over the Winterlicious prix-fixe menu for $25 and ended up getting mostly the same items:
a big daddy’s favourite, creamy & rich with lots of clams, served with oyster crackers
This is a classic Big Daddy’s dish, and a great starter. Definitely had a lot of clam chunks, which was delicioussss.
fresh tilapia fillets pan seared and topped with a classic green goddess sauce, served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables
Intrigued by the “classic green goddess sauce”, I ordered the tilapia, which was awesome! Loved everything about this dish.
a mixture of shrimp, blue crab meat, bay scallops sautéed in a light creole tomato pepper sauce, served over rice pilaf with seasonal vegetables
We came to Big Daddy’s mostly intrigued by how this dish sounded. It was good and very filling, but I found the tilapia more nicely prepared and interestingly flavoured.
served warm with vanilla ice cream
My friends opted for the bread pudding which is another signature dish at Big Daddy’s, but I’m not a huge fan and instead picked the apple crumble. It was pretty much everything you could want in apple crumble and hit the spot just right for me!
This was a fun outing with great food and service. Everything came out in a timely fashion and with the exception of maybe the bread pudding, we were very satisfied with our meals. We found out that Big Daddy’s also regularly offers a three-course prix-fixe menu (in the spirit of “lagniappe“, an “extra or unprecedented gift or benefit”) for $28. There are a lot more options present than in the Winterlicious menu, and I’d come back to try this and the oysters!