Childhood dinners and family gatherings are what drives Chef Bart Wilson at Luna's Eat & Drink in Orange Beach. If you've experienced a meal at Luna's, you can feel the homegrown culinary love in each southern specialty coming from the kitchen.
“We put our heart and soul into the food here at Luna's,” said Wilson. ”We do everything we can from scratch.” Wilson say Luna's pays homage to working class food that many across the southern plains grew up enjoying.
“We try to put new twists on traditional dishes and share dishes you don't see prepared much anymore - grillades and grits, rabbit and dumplings, collard greens, adobo chicken, cast iron skillet mac and cheese,” he said. “Luna's is a tribute to the south's culinary tradition and to soul food around the globe.”
When you're not vacationing on our shores, mix up one of Chef Bart's staples at Luna's – Pimento Cheese. “It's versatile and delicious. You can use it as a dip with chips, pork skins or pickles or put it on a burger or sandwich. At Luna's, we put it in our hushpuppies, and it's outstanding,” Wilson said.
- 2 ½ pounds shredded cheddar
- ¾ pound of cream cheese
- 1 ½ cups of mayo
- ½ tbsp garlic powder
- ½ tbsp onion powder
- ¾ cup of roasted red peppers diced
- 6 tbsps minced peppadews
- 1 ½ tbs of Worcestershire
- 1 tsp of salt
- ¼ tsp of black pepper
- ¼ tsp cayenne
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Serve as a dip or on a sandwich. Keep refrigerated.