Brevard – If you haven’t been yet, it’s time you discover Jamie’s Creole Brasserie in Brevard, NC.
PIC and I met friends – another couple – for dinner at Jamie’s. There were no plans to do a review, just enjoy a great evening over good food with good friends.
Located in the heart of downtown Brevard on E. Main Street, Jamie’s is easy to spot. Just note their most prominent sign announces their street address not their name. Cool sign, but huh? You can see the restaurant name on the window.
We loved the look of the covered patio, but chose a table inside. We’ll sit out there when the weather warms up.
As soon as you step inside, you’ll see a level of design not common to the area. It’s like Brevard is breaking out a bit with a more sophisticated eatery in town.
Two large community tables take center stage with single-party tables tucked away on the side and in back of the space. There are also multiple counter-top bar areas. A number of semi-private and private dining options are also available.
A trio of exceptionally good musicians were on hand this night.
PIC thought the Gumbo du Jour (Market Price), on the menu as daily & seasonal, served with jasmine rice and sliced scallion, sounded good. I didn’t note the price, but it was pretty reasonable – and delicious.
He followed up with a great take on Mountain Trout Meuniere ($20). Oven roasted rainbow trout filet stuffed with lump crabmeat, served over asparagus with creole meuniere sauce. It was fresh and cooked perfectly. And so was the asparagus.
My choice was Grillades ($16) Abita Root Beer braised pork cheeks are served atop creamy stone ground grits with ginger tomato jam, and fried leeks. What a scrumptious dish! Don’t look at it too hard or the meat will begin to fall apart. It’s that tender.
Our friends had specials that were both wonderful. Alas, no notes on either dish. I will say that judging by how good they were, I’d feel confident ordering from the specials menu.
For dessert, PIC and I shared Jamie’s take on Bananas Foster with waffles. We also ordered the most wonderful paired Sherry. The perfect, delicious way to wind down our evening with friends.
- On the horizon, scheduled to open Spring, 2016, is new venture for Chef Jaime Hernandez – Market at 36 – described on their Facebook Page as an “Artisan Market. Butcher and deli, featuring prepared foods and catering with wine, beer and specialty foods in Brevard NC”
- More people are finding out about Jaime’s, so it’s a good idea to make a reservation, especially on the weekends.
- For detailed information on Jaime’s owners, remodel, architectural pieces, etc., read this October, 2014 BlueRidgeNow article, Southern-inspired Creole restaurant opening Friday in Brevard
Jamie’s Creole Brasserie
44 E Main St
Brevard, NC 28712