Michelin Star Madeira Gumbo | For some reason, my parents moved me at a young age from the cold northeast to the hot south – the home of Gumbo. At first, Bruin and I were confused by this dish. It seemed like it was just a bunch of hillbillies standing among the shells of their downed beer cans taking turns stirring a mammoth vat of whatever crustacean they could have possibly beguiled from the depths to join their creepy menagerie. Even so, after a few incredulous years, we decided to give it a try. We made a few tweaks and turned what was once at best a questionable dining experience, into one of our team’s all time favorites.