Adam’s Get Down Gumbo was founded in 2019 by Adam Perkins, a Northern California native and restaurateur.
Adam fell in love with Southern cuisine in the early 2000’s when a new roommate moved into his Sacramento apartment from New Orleans. Not only did Tommy become Adam’s best friend, he also introduced him to gumbo, the popular soup and staple food of Louisiana. This flavorful dish combines ingredients and culinary practices of several cultures, including African, French, Spanish, German, and Choctaw.
Adam immediately knew he had a passion for Creole and Cajun cuisine. For the next couple years Adam watched, experimented, and learned how to cook with and utilize the explosive flavors of Louisiana. After almost 20 years of working, managing, and consulting in various restaurants in both Northern and Southern California, Adam decided to open his own business.
In late 2018, Adam’s Get Down Gumbo was born, specializing in the cuisine he loves and the recipes he has perfected.
The menu at Get Down Gumbo is focused on quality over quantity, with gumbo being our signature dish. We chose to focus on gumbo because it is our absolute favorite dish to create and enjoy, and it is so underrepresented in the Southern California food scene.
Our gumbo is deep and dark, with a complex and palatable flavor profile; it truly is unique to our concept. Since we cook our roux to such a dark color, almost black, it does not incorporate fully in and become gravy-like, as with many gumbos found in California. It distinctly flavors the gumbo, and then we skim most of it out. What this leaves is a non-greasy, non-fat-laden, delicious soup; not a heavy stew-like dish.
NOBODY does gumbo like this in Southern California. At least not that we’ve found!
Also, on our menu is our Cajun-Style Brown Jambalaya. This rice dish has turned out to be almost as popular as our gumbo! Loaded with flavor, our jambalaya is uniquely our own. One bite and you will understand why!
Occasionally, or upon request, we will throw down specials like Red Beans & Rice, Po’Boy sandwiches, and Beignets.
You can find us doing pop-ups at local farmers markets and foodie events. We also offer full catering services for personal and/or corporate events.
During the unique safer-at-home conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, pre-orders for Get Down Gumbo can be made online and delivered to your home.
We invite you to try Adam’s Get Down Gumbo – The Place To Go for Gumbo In SoCal!