We recently had the pleasure of dining at Voodoo Bayou, a Palm Beach Gardens restaurant that transports you to the vibrant streets of New Orleans with its authentic Southern Cajun cuisine. Executive Sous Chef Jim Furci, who spent over two decades in the information technology industry before embarking on his culinary journey, leads the kitchen. The restaurant’s bar area spans two stories and boasts a striking Gothic-inspired design, complete with cathedral-style stained glass windows. Meanwhile, the open kitchen provides a captivating view of the culinary maestros in action.
During our visit, we savored the seafood-based delights that Voodoo Bayou is renowned for, indulging in their iconic Jambalaya and velvety Cajun carbonara. The presentation of the Jambalaya in a charming enameled cast iron pot is noteworthy, and the carbonara, featuring rigatoni, smoked pork belly, Grana Padano cheese, and cured egg yolk, was a delectable delight.
The appetizers at the restaurant are equally enticing, with their signature hickory-smoked chicken wings and the life-changing fried green tomato BLT. To complement the flavors, Voodoo Bayou’s cocktails sport creative names like “Style in Havana” and “Fortunate Son.” The creamy Bourbon Milk Punch made for a perfect after-dinner libation, rounding off an unforgettable dining experience. Keep an eye out for more of Voodoo Bayou’s Southern-inspired culinary excellence, as they have plans to expand to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.
You can find Voodoo Bayou at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue in Palm Beach Gardens.