Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Dinner at e2 Emeril's Eatery in Charlotte

Crawfish at the Crawfish Boil! Each Friday in May e2 offered a traditional crawfish boil for $5 per person. They served 400 pounds of crawfish the night we were there - let's hope they bring this back soon!

I was recently invited back to e2, this time for dinner with my husband and with fellow blogger Malika Bowling from Atlanta Restaurant Blog. Malika and her husband, Glen, came up from Atlanta to check out some restaurants while they stayed with us for the weekend in Charlotte. Friday night started off with a "Bam" - truly - as we dined in style at e2 with fabulous food and service. 

My favorites included the oyster shooter (not pictured but I blogged about the oyster shooter here previously when I had lunch at e2), the gumbo, the gulf coast drum stew, the special fish dish with stuffed kale and the blue corn brioche bread pudding. We also really enjoyed the cocktails, particularly the famous Grasshopper and the wonderful wine selection. e2 is a really good choice for lunch or dinner. Brunch is also offered with specials for Father's Day, coming up this Sunday.

Special of crispy Duck Wings - different and tasty.

Housemade Boudin + Andouille Sausage.

Special gumbo of the day - delicious!


Emeril's signature BBQ shrimp with rosemary biscuit.


We enjoyed some delicious cocktails and wine!

The famous Grasshopper - everyone really liked this special cocktail.

Special seafood dish with fish and mussel-stuffed kale and fried oysters. The stuffed kale was awesome!

Gulf Coast Drum Portuguese stew - this was really tasty, love the broth and all the seafood.

Trout "Meuniere" - trout is sometimes used in place of the usual founder.

Giant and delicious double cut pork chop - it was after this pork chop that I officially made up the Pork Chop Song / Dance for my son, who at age 7 months, ate some of the leftover pork chop! If you ask me I might sing it for you sometime :D

Desserts: from top left, clockwise, blue corn brioche bread pudding with coconut-pineapple ice cream, banana cream pie, apple crepes with bacon and ice cream, sweet potato cheesecake. The bread pudding was different from any other bread pudding I have ever tried - and SO good! 

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 Disclosure: The meal described in this review was complimentary.