Roast chicken and coconut sticky rice at Spice to Table

Available at Spice To Table !
At Asha Gomez’s posh Old Fourth Ward cafe Spice to Table, a steamed banana leaf is all that stands between you and greatness. Wrapped up like a small present, the deep green pouch contains a roasted chicken leg, sprigs of wilted thyme, bits of chili pepper, and what might be the best sticky rice in the world. The chicken’s caramelized exterior is lacquered with pomegranate molasses, and the meat inside is impossibly tender. But that luscious brown rice — a balancing act of intense ginger and smooth coconut milk — is an addictive treat all by itself. The hardest part once you unwrap the thing is deciding where to stick your fork first. $14.