Lunch at Cheesecake Bistro by Copeland's

10:00 February 25, 2016
By: Kathy Bradshaw

Cheesecake Bistro has far more to offer than just cheesecake.  Don’t get me wrong, their cheesecake is some of the best out there.  I was lucky enough to be able to sample their red velvet variety recently—a decadent mix of layers of creamy cheesecake and ultra-moist red velvet cake, topped with cream cheese frosting and white chocolate shavings, and all atop a buttery sugar cookie crust which may be my very favorite part of the dessert yet.  But save the best for last and take advantage of their amazing menu selections before you get to dessert. 

­­­­­Besides a lot of go-to favorites you’ve always loved, all of the Copeland’s restaurants have recently rolled out a new seafood-centric menu just in time for Lent.  Some of the tasty highlights include BBQ Shrimp served atop Crispy Fried Grits Cakes, a Crab and Crawfish Bake with a little toasted French bread on the side, Crawfish Ravioli, and Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms.  Not to mention, Copeland’s has also added a few “Better-For-You” options to their restaurants’ menus.  In a city known for its rich and delicious food, it’s nice to have someplace to eat where you can cut back on the calories and guilt without skimping on flavor.  Take the Lump Crabcakes with Zucchini Basil “Pasta,” for instance.  It’s everything you dream of in a crabcake, including a delicious sauce and sautéed jumbo shrimp on top. But the good news for your inner health-conscious self is: the “pasta” isn’t pasta at all, but rather fresh zucchini cut into a healthy “noodle” stand-in.  This way you can save your carbs for a side of garlic mashed potatoes instead.  Or, try the Salmon Cobb Salad, a crisp green salad served with a grilled salmon fillet, which is an Eat Fit NOLA-approved menu item.  This means less calories, less sodium, less fat, and minimal sugar.  You’ll need to save all those for your cheesecake dessert.

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