The only restaurant in NYC that I know is cooking food inspired by the Acadian culinary tradition, is the new East Village joint King Bee. I stopped in recently and had some magical bites.
Don't skip the Caraway Ployes with trout roe and maple cream, they are bites of joy. You might like to snack on some Pork Cracklings with peanut, cane caramel, and malt vinegar powder. Grilled oysters come with cabbage garlic butter and are delectable. Rice's Country Ham comes with grain mustard crème fraiche and Autumn squash, and is quite tasty too.
An appetizer of Venison Tartare comes with barley and Banyuls Sauce- have no idea what that sauce is- but, it's a delicious dish. As is the not to be missed Farro Salad, with mirliton, garden lettuces, almonds , and a buttermilk vinaigrette. That farro marinated in beets is #perfection.
Entrees at King Bee are quite good too. I loved the Poutine Rapee with lamb neck, turnips, and partidgeberry preserves. This is the Acadian version of dumplings, and this #dumplingaddict approves. #Wonderful.
Also, don't skip King Bee;s Duck Fricot, with carrots, swiss chard, dumplings, and savory. It is awesome.
The dessert that won me over was their Doberge cake, which will complete your magical Acadian culinary adventure.
424 East 9th St. (Bet. A and 1st)
New York, NY 10009