Sazerac New Orleans Bistro
Sazerac, a New Orleans Bistro created by renowned Chef Maurice Couturier makes its mark on the Fort Collins culinary scene complete with jazz musicians and comedians. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the vibrant and creative tastes of Creole and Cajun cooking.
Cajun and Creole represent distinct different cuisine types. Cajun food is famous for being very well seasoned. Seasoning is one of the most important parts of Cajun cooking, using a combination of French and Southern cuisines, with dishes like jambalaya. Creole food has a strong French influence as well; along with Spanish, and Italian just to name a few. Creole dishes consist of an array of spices from various regions, and creamy soups and sauces, such as gumbo along with the prominent use of seafood. Both cuisines have a depth of flavor and make liberal use of chopped celery, onions and green peppers.
Chef Maurice Couturier’s culinary career has taken him around the world. This prominent chef hails from Normandy, France and was the personal chef to the late King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan. He also has over 20 years of successfully operating restaurants throughout Colorado including Ute City Bar and Grille, La Provence in Aspen as well as Grappa Mediterranean Bistro in Golden. He has a mastery of a broad range of cuisine styles including French, Italian, New Orleans, Spanish, Mediterranean and southwestern.
The bistro is open for New Orleans style brunch on Sat and Sunday offering breakfast classics – beignets, crepes, omelets and a variety of egg benedicts. Lunch highlights include gumbo of the day, Shrimp & Lobster Bisque, Po’Boy sandwiches, and Creole BBQ Shrimp Salad. The dinner menu features Crawfish and Shrimp Etoufee, Seafood Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice, Blackened Catfish, French Bouillabaisse, cornbread and Andouille sausage-stuffed chicken breast and Braised Lamb “Osso Bucco”, among other items. All Cajun/Creole native dishes are prepared with locally sourced ingredients and always made fresh to order.
Sazerac derived its name from the first branded cocktail, The Sazerac Cocktail of 1850, created with rye, Peychauds bitters and Herbsaint, one of Chef Maurice’s favorite. The restaurant offers a full bar and daily Happy Hour from 3-6pm.
Located at 1003 W. Horsetooth Rd, Fort Collins, 970-225-3855. www. SazeracBistro.com