Legacy Kitchen opened a little over a year ago in a stretch of Metairie that has several well established local restaurants. Good idea or bad? After you eat at this beautiful restaurant, you will agree it was the right idea. They have done so well they decided to open another one in the Warehouse District of New Orleans in the Renaissance Arts Hotel. You will have to wait until March or April of this year.
Legacy Kitchen has a different soup each day with a Gumbo YaYa served on Sunday. I was lucky when I went on a Monday which is Turtle Soup day. They also had a Louisiana Chicken and Andouille Gumbo. All their soups are served in a bowl and cost $7. A great price for this very good gumbo. Here is what I found. As you can see by the photo, they served the rice in their medium to light roux gumbo (even though I asked for it on the side). The good news is that the rice tasted great. I think it was Louisiana gourmet rice which has a slight popcorn taste to it. It had a perfect Gumboroma, but it looked a little on the slimy side. It turned out that they use stewed tomatoes and okra. Now looks can be deceiving. It had a little slime factor but the taste was so good it didn’t matter. There were small pieces of chicken an excellent local Andouille. This gumbo had the perfect spice blend with a very good after burn.
Legacy Kitchen’s Gumbo
759 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002
Soon to open in the Warehouse District of New Orleans