Lache pas la patate, Mon cher!

Lache pas la patate, Mon cher! - Don't let go of the potato, my dear!

I'm always on the lookout for a good Cajun/Creole restaurant - po-boys, etouffee, jambalaya, gumbo and crab bisque highlight the menu. Patrick's doesn't have a website but check out the photos section of their Facebook page to see their menu. Patrick's Bistreaux is located in the heart of Berry Hill. 

Cajuns are an ethnic group mainly living in the U.S. state of Louisiana, consisting of the descendants of Acadian exiles (French-speakers from Acadia in what are now the Canadian Maritimes). Today, the Cajuns make up a significant portion of south Louisiana's population, and have exerted an enormous impact on the state's culture.

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More Cajun-French phrases:

Laisser les bons temps rouler (Less lay bohn tohn roo lay): Let the good times roll!

Ca c’est bon (Sa say bohn): That’s good!

C’est la vie (Say la vee): That’s life.

C’est magnifique (Say mag ni feek): That’s great

Cher (Sha): Dear(a term of endearment).

Mon cher or ma cher: My dear.

Joie de la vie: Joy of life.

Lache pas la patate:  Don’t let go of the potato. (from a popular french song)

Que le bon Dieu vous benit:  May the good GOD bless you.

Fais-do-do (Fay doe doe): A dance ( Literally means “go to sleep”) This was told to children so the parents could go out and dance.

Lagniappe (Lahn yop): A little something extra.

Merci (Mare see): Thank you.

C’est tout (Say too): That’s all, finished.

Bonjour Mes Amis: Good day my friends.

Au Revior Mes Amis: Good bye my friends.

Merci Beaucoup: Thank you very much.

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  • Dan F.

    C'etait tres bon

    1 · April 23, 2013

    • Mary Lou M.

      oui oui! OK 6 years of French and I remember OUI!

      April 24, 2013

    • Dan F.

      LOL!!! okay, if you are going to remember only one word, that one is the one!!

      April 24, 2013

  • Rose L.

    There was a lag time for service. But once the orders were taken, the food came very quickly, was delicious and the atmosphere great. And the company even better!

    April 23, 2013

    • Beverly S.

      Great food, great company, looking forward to next time! Thanks Rose for putting this together!

      April 24, 2013

  • Mary Lou M.

    fun! even though my French is terrible.

    April 24, 2013

  • Dan F.

    yum. well prepared servings.

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work late tonight. :(

    April 23, 2013

  • Oname B.

    Bogged down at work. Must cancel.

    April 23, 2013

  • Beverly S.

    I have been wanting to try this place since the write up in the Tennessean a few weeks ago. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Jodi M.

    Work is calling. I'll see you on Thursday. Have fun!

    April 22, 2013

  • Audrey S.

    just realized I have a scheduling conflict, I will have to check out Patrick's another time :(

    April 22, 2013

  • Jackie

    something came opening a spot!

    April 22, 2013

  • Rose L.

    Please update your RSVP if you cannot attend so those waiting can... Thank you!

    April 21, 2013

  • Reggie

    Had to change my rsvp due to schedule conflict on Tuesday! Enjoy.

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    doctor's orders!

    April 9, 2013

  • Patricia G.

    Just me, so far as i know..really looking forward to the etouffe!

    March 28, 2013

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