Ca C’est Bon, run by Steven Cousineau, who moved to Bangor from Louisiana, opened earlier this year at 1492 State St. in Veazie, the same location as Korean Dad and Mi Causa, serving a curated selection of Cajun fare. To do. A Korean restaurant and a Peruvian restaurant opened in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
Cajun cuisine is close and dear to Cousineau’s heart as he has been cooking for decades, but Ca C’est Bon will be his first professional culinary venture. It will be the first Cajun restaurant in the Bangor area.
“We are very excited to introduce Louisiana cuisine to the region,” says Cousineau. “Good Gumbo is what I’m most excited to introduce to the people here in Maine. Good Gumbo has a way of transporting you back to New Orleans if you’ve ever visited it.” .”
In addition to gumbo, Cajun staples such as jambalaya, shrimp etouffee, muffaletta, and red beans and rice will appear on the menu. Desserts include bread pudding with bourbon sauce and pecan praline.
Cousineau plans to open Ca C’est Bon on Sundays in Veazie from January 1 through May. At this time, we are announcing a food truck of the same name that will be open in the spring, summer and fall at Bangor Waterfront. He reserves space in his Vezie for truck meal prep.
Changsu Kristopher Lee, owner of Korean Dad, said he didn’t initially intend to transform the 1492 State St. space into a kind of small restaurant incubator, but he’s excited about the development. Mi Causa was open from summer through fall and then took a winter break. Also, Korea Dad still offers Korean takeout on Saturdays.
“I can’t fully devote myself to restaurants, so this is a new and exciting way for new startup restaurateurs to start small,” Lee said. “That way, you don’t have to spend a lot of money in the beginning.”
To round out the offerings in Veezy’s kitchen, Lee hopes to find someone willing to run a part-time breakfast, smoothie, or bakery business on weekday mornings.