Rue 127 is located in Mid-City which is half way between the French Quarter and City Park. It’s a haven for several local restaurants. The restaurant is in a Shotgun double and has lots of local art that is for sale. They also have a pastry chef who is a CIA graduate, as is the chef.
Now, for the main ingredient of this blog, their Gumbo. I was really excited to try this unique gumbo due to the duck confit. That means duck fat. Yum. They only have one gumbo which is a Duck Confit, Roasted Chicken and Spicy Andouille with a Horseradish Potato Salad. The cost is $9. A good Louisiana Gumbo has a gumboroma that you can smell several tables away. This one had a very mild gumboroma. It was served hot, and had a fair amount of stuff. There were small pieces of a Louisiana Andouille and shreds of chicken and duck. The spice level was decent and did get spicier as I got to the bottom of the bowl. There was a good after burn and a unique taste. I asked the wait person if there was Worcestershire Sauce in the gumbo and when she checked she said there was. In my opinion there was a little too much. Many Cajun restaurants serve potato salad in their gumbo, but this is not a Cajun restaurant and their horseradish potato salad had such an overpowering horseradish taste that I’m glad I asked for it on the side. It was also served ice cold. Hot gumbo and ice cold potato salad?
Rue 127's Duck, Chicken and Spicy Andouille Gumbo
Croux says “I’ll give it a 2 Spoon Rating”
Serving Temperature: Very Good
Enough Stuff: Very Good
*Read my Gumbo Rating System*
127 N. Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Lunch Tue-Fri 11:30-2 and Dinner Mon-Sat 5:30-10
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