Levons Cajun Moon- The Bayou arrives in Petaluma
The Dining Detectives are pleased to announce that there is a welcome addition to the Petaluma dining scene, a taste of "New Awlins" called Cajun Moon. Levon Binion, Chef and Owner brings "The Bayou" to town. The restaurant was busy the night we dined and the manager Michael Douglas warmly greeted us. We couldnt help but notice the fantastic mural art, scenes of the Bayou painted by Carol Saloman-Bryant. We were seated at a comfortable table where we had a great view of the murals. Shani, our server for the evening, soon came over to welcome us and tell us about the specials. We ordered a glass of wine and some sparkling water and were about to take a trip to Bayou Country. The Zydeco music in the background was upbeat and added to the experience.
Cajun Gator- Yep Thats right Alligator. Deep Fried in a light spicy beer batter served with Cajun Moons own BBQ sauce. We had never had Gator before and enjoyed the taste.
Bayou Oysters on the _ shell- served chilled with dippin sauce. Fresh, Chilled and slid right down.
Crawfish Boil- A half mess of good ole Crawfish, boiled in a spicy corte bouillon and served with a dippin sauce. This finger food is a bit messy to eat but tasted great.
Cajun Sampler- Andouille, crawfish, scampi, deep fried gator, dirty rice, and blackened catfish. This is a great way to try most of the appetizers. We particularly enjoyed the Andouille; a spicy smoked crispy sausage.
Miss Janines Dinner Salad
Mixed greens tossed in Zesty Creole Mustard Vinaigrette. Excellent, light and refreshing.
Cajun Moon Dinner Salad
Local baby spinach, mandarin oranges, sweet red onion, and CajunWolf spiced pecans, tossed with sweet and tangy Benne seed dressing. The Pecans were hot, glazed, roasted in honey butter and Cajun spices. Delicious.
Big Ol Bowl a Gumbo-served with Corn Bread Muffins- This authentic Gumbo was made with Andouille sausage and chicken. Just add a Salad and a Glass of wine for a pleasing light dinner. The corn bread was great. We had to ask for more.
Shimp, celery, green onions, sweet bell peppers, tomatoes & lime served over rice. We ordered this spicy and were glad we did.
Twin Filets, grilled over an open flame, topped with crab legs, and then smothered in a Cajun Red Chili Béarnaise. The beef was tender and the sauce was rich.
It is nice to see a kid friendly atmosphere. There are a number of good choices for the children but we recommend
Good Ole Corn Dog and Fries. All kids love em.
Cream Brulee Foster- This was excellent; be sure to save room for it.
Whiskey Bread Puddin- Soaked. This was sweet and worth trying.
Clos Du Bois Chardonnay- Paired well with the Sampler
Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon- Paired well with The Tornados
We had an enjoyable time at Cajun Moon. Shani was very sweet and the cuisine was tasty, the portions were large, so be prepared to take the leftovers home. For a true taste of New Orleans Cajun Style Food this is a great destination for tasty food and a fun time.