Going out to a restaurant with your family is a great way to catch up and an even better way to prove to your parents that you've finally learned to eat without screaming between bites. Reveal the new you with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of creole/Cajun, Caribbean, and soul food for two
- $30 for $60 worth of creole/Cajun, Caribbean, and soul food for four or more
Chefs curate a rotating menu based around themed days. Monday’s creole menu includes tilapia pontchartrain served with a shrimp, crawfish, and crab cream sauce ($16.95). Tuesday’s soul-food menu dishes out classics such as Southern-style fried catfish and smothered pork chops ($9.95 each) with sides that include candied yams, corn-bread dressing, and fried okra.
Q&A with Owner of La Vie Fusion Bistro and Lounge and Former NFL Player, Victor Allotey
Tell us about your business.
We specialize in soul, creole/Cajun and Caribbean cuisine. We only use fresh ingredients and everything is prepared in-house from scratch.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I began cooking at an early age. I grew up watching Jeff Smith [of The Frugal Gourmet], Julian Childs, Juan Can Cook, and the great Cajun chef Justin Wilson. I inherited my skills from my parents who were both excellent cooks. Upon retiring from the NFL in 2004, I opened my first restaurant and lounge called Studio 69 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
The best reaction I have received was from a client who was celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary. I was told this was the best night of their 20 years of marriage.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
It all starts with my decor and the homey feeling you get when you walk in the Bistro. You automatically want to remove your shoes and make yourself at home. The menu is very descriptive and it tells you all about the dishes. The owner also comes out and speaks with each table to ensure their dining experience was exceptional.
“We were pleased with the personal attention, flexibility with the menu and very good food.”
“Good place to try!”
“The gumbo should be packaged and sold in the store. Good stuff!”