Bread Pudding – The Real Deal
Dessert Runner Up
- Trapp’s | West Monroe, La.
- Shreveport Division
The “Bread Pudding—the Real Deal,” is aptly named. Owner Joey Trappey is confident that his restaurant’s version of the famed dish is the best of the best.
Layers of cubed French bread and sauce laced with Jack Daniels are piled high and thick. Each serving is topped off with blown sugar. Trapp’s sells 90 orders every day. “I have heard from so many customers that ours is the very best bread pudding anywhere,” Trappey said. “We all think so, too. Our servers know exactly how to upsell it.”
Trapp’s on the River, a casual Cajun-themed restaurant in West Monroe, Louisiana, opened just last spring and is already seeing major successes. The restaurant occupies an historic old building renovated to a refined-rustic ambiance. It sits on the shores of the Ouachita River, which allows boaters to dock and dine. Weekly live musical performances here keep the place jumping.
The menu is a “Who’s Who” of authentic Cajun specialties, including Creole Seafood Pie (seasoned shrimp Étouffée in flaky, fried pie crust), crab cakes, Jambalaya, red beans and rice, seafood platters (catfish or Gulf shrimp) and steak.
Roasted corn and fresh Gulf shrimp add flavor and texture to creamy potato soup, referred to as Mrs. D’s Corn and Shrimp Bisque on the menu. Paw Paw’s Lake Dauterive Po' Boys—either shrimp, crawfish or catfish—are served on New Orleans-style Po' Boy bread, dressed with lettuce, tomato and house-made Remoulade. Mom Bourque’s Seafood Nachos have rich Cajun flair, and chips loaded with fresh onions, tomatoes, jalapeños, fried crawfish tails, grilled shrimp and a white queso dip.