Thorny Oyster claims to be a celebration of native elements and artistic dishes made to excite the senses. Perhaps I’m not mature sufficient to say that title thrice quick, or possibly that’s what they wished me to assume. Both means, Thorny Oyster is a brand new southern seafood restaurant situated contained in the Pearl Lodge.
We adopted Lauren Joffrion, Chef de Delicacies, to Thorny Oyster as a result of we love her cooking that a lot. Apparently, we’re not alone since she was the recipient of this yr’s Nation Roads Journal Small City Chef Award! Alex Perry, the Govt Chef of Vestige in Ocean Springs, says, “Lauren is one among a handful of younger cooks in Coastal Mississippi who’s striving to vary the best way individuals understand a standard Southern dish.” Her recipes defy the unusual and problem the boundaries of conventional culinary choices.
Since we had been on the Gulf, we needed to have the Bouillabaisse crammed with contemporary seafood. Nonetheless, it was Lauren’s Campfire dessert that thrilled and delighted us. Think about an outsized s’extra with do-it-yourself graham crackers, chocolate ganache, toasted meringue, and vanilla bean ice cream. Now double how scrumptious that sounds and pair it with an over-the-top presentation. That’s basic Chef Joffrion for you!