Check out this all new episode of Plate Night as host Bill Keeler takes his cameras into the kitchen of French restaurant, Canal Side Inn of Little Falls.

Chef James Aufmuth is celebrating 32 years in Little Falls and his combination of traditional French food and his New Orleans influence has gained him legendary status

The lobster special is on the menu every Friday during the summer; but, James suggests you call ahead to make sure they haven't run out.  This is a popular special during the summer months.

along the New York State Thruway in Upstate New York.

(Photo by Phil Creighton)

Aufmuth's appearance on Plate Night features four dishes, all of which are currently on the Canal Side menu.

First, he creates a french version of Mussels in broth that is a simple dish to make; yet, serves up as an impressive dish that is easy to make at home.  Then, on his specials board, he creates three entree's out of one live Maine lobster.

James makes a flour free lobster bisque, a lobster salad and a warm lobster salad as an entree'.

The lobster special is on the menu every Friday during the summer; but, James suggests you call ahead to make sure they haven't run out.  This is a popular special during the summer months.

(Photo by Phil Creighton / WIBX)

Canal Side Inn also offers 3 bed and breakfast suites over top of the restaurant, canal; boat cruise dinner and wine tasting specials and now, outdoor seating and a special bar and grill menu for those who prefer open air and casual.  There's also plenty to see and do around the Canal Side with the Erie Canal within walking distance along with shops, clubs, antiques and crafts and entertainment.

For reservations, call 315-823-1170 or visit the Canal Side Inn website.

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