Dish of the Day: Jolie's grilled watermelon

by Leslie Turk

What says summer more than a slice of watermelon?

Jolie's Louisiana Bistro combines the two food practices that summer requires: eating juicy watermelon and grilling. Juicy and only slightly grilled, the two slices of watermelon from Robin Farms in Church Point are stacked on a wild arugula salad with champagne vinaigrette. They are then topped with WesMar feta cheese from Maurevill, completing Tuesday's Dish of the Day.

For EatLafayette, which ends Aug. 15 (tomorrow), mention the campaign and receive a free dessert with the purchase of an entrée. Visit Jolie's at 507 W. Pinhook Road for a weekday lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or dinner Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. On weekends, Jolie's serves brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visit the restaurant's website,, to see what the seasonal menu offers each week.