Waffle & Shake Wednesdays at Orleans
Orleans is such a welcome, special gem in the Auckland restaurant scene. Not only is the food different from your usual fare, but it's also high quality with cajun and creole flavours that truly pop on the palate. The chefs there really know what they're doing and I would even go as far to say as it's now one of my favourite restaurants to go to in the city. Every Wednesday is 'Waffle Wednesday' where you can score chicken & waffles for only $8 (usually $16). Now for those of you who have had chicken & waffles before, you're going to get a very pleasant surprise with this dish. Small touches like a crispy sage garnish and chipotle maple glaze take this dish from the ordinary to the extraordinary. The chicken is coated in buttermilk before frying, which ensures it stays tender and moist. And for those that have never mixed their chicken with their waffles before: go on, do it. You'll be amazed.
Mark the last Wednesday of every month: this is when you can get the chicken & waffles, plus a shake for only $12. There's a new shake flavour every month, the one pictured is maple bacon. It may seem strange or even gross to think of bacon in your shake, but the pieces were all small and crispy, and paired quite nicely with the maple flavour.
Orleans Britomart: 48 Customs St East, Britomart, Auckland 1010