New Orleans: The Food
No trip is complete to New Orleans without a trip to Cafe du Monde for beignets and cafe au lait! This was the first stop when we arrived. Although Cafe du Monde is extremely crowded we did not have to wait at all for a table. If you have never visited, just walk in, find an empty table and take a seat. Just be aware that there is powdered sugar everywhere and you will probably leave with powdered sugar on your clothes. But, it is definitely worth it.
For Lundi Gras, Commander’s palace offered a jazz brunch. If visiting during Mardi Gras, make sure you make reservations.
The Place Setting at Commander’s Palace
Foie Gras and Strawberry Pain Perdu: Strawberry jam over brandy milk punch soaked brioche with foie gras mousse and praline bacon. Also available with a sunny side up quails egg
Pecan Crusted Gulf Fish: Prosecco poached Louisiana crabmeat, spiced pecans, and crushed corn sauce
Creole Bread Pudding Souffle with Warm Whiskey Sauce added Table Side
On Mardi Gras Day, we tried our luck with Mother’s Restaurant and the line wasn’t too bad. I heard a lot about this restaurant and even saw a picture of Beyonce eating here during her super bowl visit. Unfortunately, the food was the worst food that i had in New Orleans and was not worth the 15 minute wait. All of the food sounds delicious and even looks great, but it lacked flavor.
Debri and Gravy with Grits and Eggs
Shrimp and Oyster Po Boy
Hurricane from Lafitte’s
Deanie’s was a restaurant a few steps away from our hotel, The Hotel Monteleone, and the food was amazing! We ended up here two nights because we loved the food. The voodoo juice cocktail and coconut custard bread pudding was also yummy.
Half Seafood Platter with shrimp, catfish, soft shell crab, and crawfish dressing balls
Crabmeat Au Gratin
Chargrilled oysters, So Yummy!
I also went to Oceana Grill and had an oyster po boy. It was delicious. I was so hungry I ate before taking a pic. This restaurant is not very fancy, but it was open later than most other restaurants and the food was fresh and service was fast.