Inspired by Oysters Bienville recipe.
I followed Danno’s recipe to the letter first and then modified it a little to my taste. I decided to exclude mushrooms from the sauce and replace them with chopped oysters. It made the sauce creamier. I even considered replacing shrimp with oysters too, thinking the more oysters the better, but the truth is they add an amazing texture to every bite.
Although Count Arnaud Cazaname of Arnaud’s Restaurant claimed creation of this dish, his was a recreation of the one he first tasted at Antoine’s, created by Chef Auguste Michel. It is named in honor of Jean de Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, who in 1718, with the help of eighty French exiles, set up a colony near the mouth of the Mississippi river, called La Nouvelle Orleans; now New Orleans. He was also an early Louisiana governor, although he is most well known for being the namesake for this dish. — www.nolacuisine.com