by ruzil on 2/2/13
Is there a better way to spend a cold winter's night than in front a roaring fireplace while eating a wonderful meal? Maybe one other thing but not for this board.
The wife and I had a great meal Wednesday night at Jacmel Inn in Hammond. As expected for mid week a couple days after Christmas they were not busy. We asked to be seated in front of the fireplace in one of their dining areas and had the room to ourselves.
Started with a Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands. Nice, full bodied and went well with our meal. First course was their version of a blue cheese wedge salad with the addition of diced green apples and candied walnut. Quite good but could have used a little more of their delicious dressing which had a hint of horseradish, which I really liked.
For the entree we both had their rendition of pork osso buco. Shredded pork shank served over a polenta cake with a rich gravy that incorporated the marrow. This was accompanied by lightly sauted arugula with a hint of truffle oil. This was an outstanding dish and show a bit of creativity on the part of the chef. My only reservation about this dish was the absence of the bone and enjoyment of savoring the marrow.
Jacmel Inn is an excellent restaurant and Hammond is not that far of a drive from Baton Rouge. The atmosphere, especially with the abundance of fireplaces, is tremendous and a perfect place to spend a cold winter's night. The fact that the food is great seals the deal for me.
by lsuaudio on 1/18/11
Had a great dining experience here. Great building/atmosphere. If available, the butternut squash ravioli were fantastic. Service was good, nothing special. Sneak upstairs and you can look down over a balcony onto the kitchen.