What cuisine goes best with blues and jazz? Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club opens this Friday, and executive chef Scott Mullen is bringing a Cajun and Creole influence to the dining options there.
The venue, which has 300 seats in the dining area and requires a $15 minimum in food and beverage purchases, had its soft opening last night. "We've received an enormous amount of praise for the food," said spokeswoman Gillian Moloney. Chef Mullen has worked at such venues as Duling Kurtz Inn, Cedar Hollow Inn, Bootlegger's Restaurant, MacAllister's Restaurant, Madison's Restaurant, and River Wilderness Golf and Country Club. The food offerings will be a blend of the Louisiana-style fare and American dishes such as prime rib.
The opening menu for the supper club includes appetizers such as sweet potato coconut shrimp, hush puppies and mushroom and walnut beignets. Shrimp scampi pasta and blackened grouper are among the entrees, which are priced from about $19-$35.