When: June 4, 2016, 2:45 PM
Verdict? Not recommended
The one sweet item on the menu is the New Orleans Fritter (“served with dipping sauce”). We order, and are handed a small paper basket holding three small deep-fried fritters, drizzled with a raspberry sauce.
(Apparently, “served with dipping sauce” means “we put sauce on the fritter for you.”)
There’s not much to this – each fritter is a bite, bite and a half at best – so I grab one, and pop it in my mouth.
The first sensation on the tongue is overripe banana. Like, crazy, three-days-past-due banana. It’s potent. Sets the terms of the debate.
The second sensation is sugar and cinnamon. The fritter is (unsurprisingly) drenched in both. But they’re not flavorful – just really, really sweet.
And third, coming in for a neck-and-neck finish, is the deep-fried batter and the squirt of raspberry sauce.
This is not compelling.
I wish it were. There is a version of this where the flavors are more subtle, or the interplay between them is more engaging. That’s not this. Instead, the fritter is just deep-fried banana with some raspberry sauce on top. Pity.