The Shops at Yale and Yale University Properties held a Grand Opening for Queen Zuri New Orleans Delicacies at 230 College Street on December 5.
Born and raised in New Orleans, owner Kim Soto inherited her Creole cooking skills from her grandmother who began teaching her to cook when she was just five years old. Kim honed her recipes over the years to become a successful restaurateur. Ten years ago, Kim founded Queen Zuri, named after her daughter, in Milford, CT. Her passion, culinary skills and enthusiasm made her an instant success.
Luckily for those of us in New Haven, Kim has decided to expand her successful operation. Over the past few months, Kim transformed her space into an elegant, inviting and authentic Louisiana eatery. Beautiful chandeliers accent the space, while the smell of homemade Creole dishes and desserts fill the air. Soto serves a wide variety of items, including: Banana Pudding Cake, New Orleans Praline Pound Cake, Po’Boy Sandwiches (Catfish, Hot Sausage, Oyster, Muffuletta, Shrimp and Roast Beef), Jambalaya, Gumbo and so much more.
When asked why she chose New Haven for her second location, Kim Soto said “New Haven is a good fit for me and downtown has the hottest restaurant scene in Connecticut. This is a real foodie’s paradise. I think my high quality, authentic cuisine and desserts will be appreciated and well received.”