When we arrived, we were greeted by chef James Roache' who is also the owner. We were sat in the foyer and we had an opportunity to share a few laughs. The interior has a nice rustic feel that is definitely inspired by New Orleans. Next, we entered in the dining room where we were given an overview of the of our menu. Five courses all selected and prepared by the chef. Most of the time when I go to a restaurant, I usually end up liking one item and kinda skipping over everything else. Not this time. One dish after another I would taste and they were all awesome. From the smoked duck gumbo to the BBQ prawns over grits, they all sent my palate into a frenzy and I loved it. Did I mention everything was prepared over a wood burning stove? When was the last time you heard that?
There a few things about this place that I like and want to highlight. The atmosphere: It is a very nice place to have a special dinner, but you can leave the 10pcs suit at home. It was very laid back and I loved it. The food: What can I say but delicious. Very unique dishes that had my mouth watering for the next course. Also, he uses fresh ingredients and gets them from local sources. So you get a taste of what's in season and is locally grown. The experience: Just awesome, great service. Two hours totally about you. Elegant, but fun place to enjoy a great dinner.
Overall, the chef has a passion for great food that will inspire you and it shows up in the meal. It is like no other place around here. It's like one of those gems hidden in the mist of the metro area. Their slogan is: Ro' Chez: more than a restaurant, a fine dining experience. I couldn't agree more. Be blessed.