PEARL OF THE CAPITAL
In downtown Baton Rouge, Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar showcases oysters in traditional and eclectic ways. In addition to raw oysters from around the country, the oyster bar offers bivalves cooked up any way you can imagine.
Among Jolie Pearl’s offerings are classic chargrilled oysters as well as oysters topped with corn maque choux, but its Brie and Bacon oyster is the star of the show.
Fresh oysters are baked with a creamy, béchamel-like sauce made of Brie, cream cheese, garlic, shallots, and chopped bacon.
“There’s a perfect combination of salty and sweet. Once you put it in the oven, it gets a good little crust on it,” says operating partner Eric Carnegie.
For a taste of each cooked oyster Jolie Pearl offers, we suggest ordering a sampler, which features a dozen different cooked oysters.