I remember my grandmother’s cooking. Every Sunday we’d sit at her table and eat hearty, warm delicious meals. Pot roast with potatoes, ham with stewed tomatoes, lima beans and corn bread…and don’t get me started on her red velvet cake! Every once in a while, you just need some good, old fashioned comfort food. I go to Iva Lee’s to get my fix. Offering southern and creole cuisine, every dish I’ve eaten there has been mouth wateringly good.
On Saturday I ordered the grilled pork chop with brown sugar pecan glaze and whipped sweet potatoes with braised ham hock collard greens. The pork was cooked to perfection and the glaze had just the right sweetness. The pecans were a delicious touch as were the collard greens (almost as good as my grandmother’s). For some reason white mashed potatoes were served instead of the mashed potatoes. They were good but sweet potatoes would have been better. Jeff had the scallop, shrimp and andouille sausage jambalaya which was also delicious. It had just enough spice without being overwhelming.
After dinner we sat in the bar and listened to The Fremonts. What a great time. I love Iva Lee’s!