Kingfisher has been serving fantastic seafood dishes in Tucson for over 22 years. The food is decidedly American fare with influences from New Orleans.
On February 9th, Chef/owners Jim Murphy and Jeff Azersky will bring the best of The Crescent City in a Fat Tuesday celebration. Marianne Banes, pastry chef extraordinaire, adds her special touch with several fab desserts including the traditional King Cake, where if you find the baby, you can win a t-shirt.
Here’s the full menu:
“FAT TUESDAY” A LA CARTE MENU
Tuesday February 9, 2016
Baked Oysters “Storyville”, Champagne, crabmeat, cayenne, crème fraiche, Parmesan cheese
Old N’awlins Seafood Gumbo
shrimp, oysters, seafood, crawfish, Cajun mirepoix, okra, andouille sausage, scallions, Texmati rice, dark brown roux
Cajun Red beans and Texmati Rice with Andouille Sausage
Shrimp, Andouille Sausage and Tasso Ham Jambalaya
garlic, scallions, sauce piquant, Tasso, shrimp,
Cajun mirepoix, Texmati rice
Deep Fried Cornmeal Crusted Catfish
Texmati rice, honeyed carrots, sauce Remoulade
Flaming “Bananas Foster” for two
Brown sugar, banana liquor, rum, oranges, cinnamon, sweet cream butter, Bananas, Vanilla ice cream
New Orleans King Cake 6
Get the baby, win a shirt
New Orleans Bread Pudding, Warm Whiskey Custard Sauce
I’ve had the Baked Oysters “Storyville” and they are fantastic. Warm, cheesy and creamy, they showcase the bivalves in outstanding fashion.
Murphy, Azersky and Banes all played major roles in ‘Lost Restaurants of Tucson’. The three of them, in various combinations, worked at several of the restaurants featured in the book including Jerome’s and Cafe Terra Cotta.
Even Kingfisher is part of the book, sort of. In its former incarnation, the building was the home to The Iron Mask, a long time standard in Tucson’s culinary scene. The fridge that stands behind the bar was once in the kitchen and several bar stools with IM tooled on them sit in the bar.
Dinner is served from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Tuesday February 9th.