Breckenridge has a huge variety of unique restaurants filled with flavors from around the world but there was a hole. Savory, spicy, tangy New Orleans style food was sadly missing…until now! Yesterday I happened upon a new Breckenridge restaurant that opened last week – The Lost Cajun Restaurant, Beignets & Gumbo and fell in love. Tucked away between the La Francaise French Bakery and Rasta Pasta at 411 S. Main Street this unassuming restaurant serves up some of the freshest and well prepared cajun food that I could have ever imagined.
We arrived in search of dinner and Crawfish. We were warmly greeted and seated promptly by their staff and presented a sampling platter: Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, Lobster-Shrimp Bisque, Seafood Gumbo, Crawfish Etouffee and Red Beans and Rice.
This was a wonderful opportunity to become acquainted to each dish before I made a decision on what to order. To my delight they were all amazing which almost made it more difficult to decide what to eat. I will say the Lobster-Shrimp bisque with a rich creamy sherry finish was incredible. The Red Beans and Rice, I have NEVER had better and the Gumbo’s and Etouffee were perfect.
We were on a mission that evening, my daughter had never had Crawfish and she wanted to try the Etouffee. I was interested in the Catfish. We found a plate that offered all of it together and split it. The Catfish with a cornmeal batter was fried to perfection and served with tartar sauce and lemon. The Etouffee was accompanied by rice, potato salad and buttered French bread and was delicious.
Prior to ordering dinner it was decided that we must try the Beignets so we made sure to leave some room in our belly’s. Piping hot and dusted in powdered sugar this treat was the finale! YUM YUM is the final word! The flavors, preparation and service at this restaurant are outstanding so I am shouting it from the mountain tops! The Lost Cajun is a great new addition
to Breckenridge. Laissez les bons temps rouler Breckenridge. Yes, we let the good times roll here and you should too. Be sure to make a date for lunch or dinner at the Lost Cajun Restaurant.
411 South Main Street, Breckenridge, CO 970-547-8330
~Holly Battista-Resignolo, MTN Town Magazine
Holly has spent the past 22 years living in Breckenridge, Colorado and cannot imagine being anywhere else. Passionate about all things outdoors, her family, friends and home, Holly’s love for Breckenridge, its people and lifestyle is reflected in her writing. She produces MTN Town Magazine and covers all the great things happening in Colorado’s mountain towns on a daily basis. Follow more of her work here.