[St. Cloud, MN] Krewe - New Cajun/Creole Restaurant in St. Joseph

Krewe just opened in St. Joseph. It is operated by the same team behind Flour & Flower bakery (check back for tomorrow's post about the bakery).

It is a farm-to-table restaurant and its menu changes with the seasons. This is the menu as it was in mid-June around Krewe's grand opening.

At the moment, Krewe is only open for pickup, but scroll down to the end of the post to see a preview of the interior of the restaurant which will be open for in-person dining soon (as long as people keep doing their part and social distancing, wearing masks, and just generally following health guidelines).

These are the hush puppies. They were perfectly crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. They were quite fluffy and full of flavor. There was dipping sauce provided, but the sauce was not needed for this tasty treat. There are 4 per order. You can tell that everything was made fresh-to-order.

This is the side of Fried Brussels sprouts with chili vinegar. These were absolutely bursting with flavor. These were so delicious that we wish we could have them with every meal.

Whereas the fried Brussels sprouts from White Horse that we wrote about on Wednesday were shredded, the Brussels sprouts at Krewe were halved, so they still had a nice toothsome texture. The chili vinegar was delicious. It was the perfect balance of savory, spice, and slight acidity. We might go back just for these Brussels sprouts.

We ordered the Seafood Gumbo. The gumbo featured a great and plentiful variety of meat and proteins in a nice, light broth. There was a lot of different textures and flavors that came together in each bite.

Out of our order, this was probably the least spicy option. So, if you have someone in your party who is sensitive to spice, definitely add this to your order.

It tasted great as a takeout meal, but when we visit the restaurant for in-person dining, we look forward to tasting it as it should be served.

It traveled well, but we are sure if we ate it right away as it was served, it would make it even better. The rice was cooked perfectly and had the perfect texture.

The Shrimp Jambalaya was by far our favorite because of the rich spicy sauce. This dish is best eaten with a big spoon to catch all the seafood and meats in one bite. 

Again, like with the gumbo, we are looking forward to eating this in-person the way it should be served. 

Note that this is pretty spicy, especially for St. Cloud. One member of our party was a huge fan of the flavor, but couldn't tolerate the spice. Each bite was jam packed with flavor and the proteins were all perfectly cooked. The ingredients were high quality and prepared with care. Definitely recommend.

We were very tempted by the red beans and rice, but we decided to just try the two main dishes. Next time, we'll try something new.

The menu will change seasonally. This was what was available this past weekend. Check their Facebook page for the current menu. 

To place your order, call them at 320-557-0083.

Just a sneak preview of the dining room.

These were the beers and wines available when we visited. You can order beer and wine to go due to the COVID restrictions.

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