Chef Lee Stewart Tantalizes Taste Buds at the Beach!
Chef Lee Stewart and his wife Amy recently opened Po’ Boys Creole & Fresh Catch. The restaurant, located on Route 16 in Milton, Delaware, is serving the beach areas only Creole cuisine. Stewart, with over twenty years of experience, decided to bring something new to the area while indulging the passion for Creole food he developed during his years living and working in Florida’s panhandle.
Po’ Boys Creole & Fresh Catch offers a variety of Cajun fare. Their signature Po’ Boy sandwiches are stuffed with a mouth watering array of choices – fresh fish (blackened or fried), creamy fried oysters, crab cake, fried crawfish, smoked sausage, fried shrimp, blackened chicken. The house special is the Zydeco Po’ Boy with crab cake, oysters and shrimp. Each Po’ Boy sandwich is served on fresh French bread with your choice of remoulade or Cajun tartar sauce, as well as Creole fries and fresh made coleslaw – delicious!
Chef Lee makes everything in house and keeps the spices traditional. Stewart explains, “People think Creole food is about being hot – it’s really about the blend of spices, flavors and ingredients. But I love spicy food – I’ll prepare any dish to have a “kick” if requested.”
Po’ Boys features scrumptious appetizers such as Cajun Calamari, Fried Crawfish Tails and Bayou Shrimp. The savory, inspired entrees include Shrimp Creole, Jambalaya, Crawfish Etouffée and Red Beans & Rice. There is a soup of the day as well as the delectable house Gumbo – a must have!
Each day they offer a “Fresh Catch” fish special where you choose how your meal is prepared – they offer the fish blackened, pecan crusted, seared with a corn meal crust or fried. There are several sauces to choose from, such as Lemon-Caper Butter or Creole Tomato Butter and a variety of side dishes – creamy grits, mashed potatoes, delicately steamed asparagus and more.
Desserts are made from scratch and include a rich Crème Brûlée, sweet Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce and the decadent Mississippi Mudd Pie.
The atmosphere of the restaurant is relaxed and fun. Zydeco music plays in the background while the colorful walls and Chef Lee’s own artwork give the feeling of a little fish camp by the bayou. He opened the restaurant to be close to his home and have more time with his son. “It was important to Amy and me that we have a place where people could come with their family and friends and feel comfortable and enjoy the experience, “ Stewart says.
The restaurant is in an area that gets travelers from all over the country headed to the Delaware beaches. Many diners have offered to bring in souvenirs from their trips to New Orleans to add to the décor. Several natives of Louisiana have said the food is the best they’ve had since leaving their home state.
Po’ Boys menu is sure to introduce diners to something that will spark their palette and keep them coming back for more. The relaxed atmosphere and sociable waitstaff add to the pleasure of the experience.
Po’ Boys Creole & Fresh Catch is open from 11:00am to 9:30pm, closed Tuesday / phone (302) 684-0890. Located on Route 16 in Milton, Delaware (900 Palmer Street, Milton, Delaware) For menus, photos, directions and more information, please visit www.poboyscreole.com.
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