Saturday, July 28, 2012

Crayfish Etouffee

Chef Gary Williams
Welcome to Cooking With Chef Gary, the cooking demonstration for this week is Crawfish Etouffee. Etouffee means stew, slow simmered.

We serve the  Crayfish Etouffee  over a bed of rice, but as a variation we have a item on the menu called the Arkansas Outlaw and it is The Crayfish Etouffee served over Fried Catfish.  At Dejavu every entree is served with two vegetables, and as you know our vegetables are not only vegetarian but vegan vegetarian.

The basic preparation can be done early, then the actual cooking will take less than 10 minutes.  You can cook this for a group of 4 to 6, or just for yourself and store for later meals.

Below is a group of high definition illustrations
olive oil

red, green, yellow,  peppers


green onions
At DeJavu we always use fresh chopped vegetables, some of the prepped items may be  chopped  electronically if you choose to do so. 

white wine


Chef Gary's seasoning mix

kitchen bouquet

liquid heat

steamed rice

Crayfish Etouffee

The Arkansas Outlaw
served with fresh spinach,  fried plaintains
homemade cornbread muffin

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sundried Tomato Pasta

Welcome to Cooking With Chef Gary:

Today Chef Gary Williams will be making Sundried Tomato Pasta.  Chef Gary Williams prepared this dish in less than 10 minutes, its something anyone can follow and cook successfully, while serving as an all occassion dish; its all things to all people... have it for a casual meal, or dress it up and serve as an elegant evening meal... For all the bachelors or just men this is a perfect item to show your finesse in the kitchen without being Chef Boyee'.  Ladies we know the hard part is making it look easy, so take it easy, and anyone will still swear that you were in the kitchen all day preparing this meal. 

Although this is a vegetarian dish as well as vegan,it can still be dressed up by adding shrimp or simply topping it off with grilled chicken breast.

The actual DeJavu 1on1 will be published each and every Saturday morning.  All cooking demonstrations will be compiled into a Cooking With Chef Gary DVD collection.  Stay tuned for more details on this.

Also for more information on the upcoming mixer go to and LIKE the page. DeJavu Restaurant and Delight Travels are making waves, and we are gonna show our hospitality in a Big way, by mixing fun, food, travel, and customer appreciation in a Special way... Laissez les bon temps roules "Let the Goodtimes Roll" 

click below here to see illustrations of vegetable cuts and cooking demonstration

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Preparation is the Body of Any Dish

Preparation of the vegetables, meats and stocks are an essential part of a great dish.  Did you that the vegetable cut selected for a particular dish must complement the dish it is being used for. For example, a robust casserole would require larger pieces than a light stock.  This week Chef Gary will give you an on camera demonstration using some of these cuts.

Monday, July 16, 2012

DeJavu and Delight Travel a Famous Mixer

DeJavu Restaurant and owner Chef  Gary Williams are pleased to announce a new partnership with the esquisite travl agency Delight Travel, owned by Ms Elisa Johnson.   Great cuisine and Cruising are a match made in heaven. We will now cater all Delight Travel special events, like the Mardi Gras, Essence party,  and Pre-Cruise parties leaving for New Orleans.  

Delight Travel is known for providing first class service, and recognizing everyone as our special clients. This is what sets Delight Travel apart from other travel agents and places DeJAVU in a class all by itself! We believe in great customer service! We are very excited about this new partnership, so if you want the best in food and travel, check us out.  "Like" us on face book Dejavu Restaurant , and  Delight Travel, and you will be entered in the lottery to win a lunch or dinner for two, from DeJavu Restaurant, additionally you're also in the lottery to win $50 off your next travel experience with Delight Travel that includes transportation, deadline to enter 7/27/12 at 2pm.  All our likes will be entered to win so if you like both pages you double your chances to win! Also look out for our first meet and greet coming up in August, lots of door prizes, good food, fun. Happy Cruisine...