There is only one Medellin restaurant offering authentic creole food. The restaurant Stella, located in the nearby town of Envigado, brought all its recipes directly from Louisiana. Its chef, Ricardo Ramirez, finished his studies in the Delgado Community College in New Orleans. He also worked in the famous Antoine’s Restaurant.
Creole food is a fascinating blend of flavors that is the result of combining several cuisines such as French, Spanish, Portuguese, African and southern American to form the dishes that are served in traditional restaurants of New Orleans, LA.
In Stella’s menu you can find the famous Gumbo (a heavily seasoned stew-like dish that combines several varieties of meat and seafood with a gravy-like texture, usually served over rice). And the Crawfish’s Étouffée (a typical seasoned and slightly thicker stew).
Some highlights offered at Stella are the Portobello Mushrooms stuffed with crab meat: this dish is presented over a chickpea puree, similar to hummus but with a neutral flavor that adds texture. The preparation of crab is delicious and goes well with the juicy portobello mushrooms. Other one is the Jambalaya, a deliciously spiced rice, with a base of fresh vegetables, peppers and onions, accompanied with perfectly cooked shrimps, bits of fish, breaded green tomatoes for a citrus touch and some browned bacon, a total surprise.
Stella restaurant location: Calle 30 S # 44 A – 01, Envigado
Phone: 4 48 46 40
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sundays: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
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