When you look up this restaurant on google…
Do you know what words come up to describe their website?
BEIGNETS AND PO BOYS.
Now if that statement doesn’t tell you flat out what style of cooking is going on in that kitchen, then you are not paying attention… Haha. Time for some authentic Louisiana home cooking from a Chef who grew up there and… lucky for us, then moved to Sonoma County’s Wine Country. For breakfast, after a day of wine tasting, dinner and cocktail shenanigans…
The Parish Cafe was the absolutely perfect spot to be.
When a breakfast restaurant starts your group out by serving up a plate of savory beignets with a heavenly amount of powdered sugar mountain balanced lightly on top… you should be well aware that they are…. Doing It Right.
The Parish Cafe in downtown Healdsburg and again only a couple blocks walk from our hotel room, takes up part of the cutest yellow cottage originally built in the 1860’s. We dined on the outdoor patio to enjoy the beautiful California weather.
When Chef Rob Lippincott transplanted to the area, his business was started with selling beignets in local farmers markets. Word got around quick and the Chef went bigger with a restaurant in only a few years time.
From shrimp and grits made exactly how they should be (southerners agree!) and a variety of amazing and unique dishes like bananas foster pain perdue, crawfish and andouille omelets and eggs tchoupitoulas, the table suddenly goes silent… because everyone is busy eating.
This is GOOD food.
The chef came out to greet us as we sipped on our cafe lattes to end the breakfast and told us more about himself and the history of the journey to The Parish in Healdsburg.
Both breakfast and lunch are a hearty affair and that is how the chef likes it. Perfect for before or during a weekend of wine tasting!
I will be back again soon and again, and….. you get the point.
Some of what we ordered:
Shrimp & Grits
Bananas Foster Pain Perdu
Eggs Nouvelle Orleans
THE PARISH CAFE IN HEALDSBURG, CALIFORNIA
During the Roman Catholic French and Spanish rule, our home state of Louisiana was divided into parishes, much like other states are divided into counties. We serve traditional New Orleans cuisine using local California ingredients.
Good For Groups
Good For Kids