This trip, obviously, would not have been satisfactory without a generous sampling of the good food NOLA has to offer. And this is what I'm dedicating my WIAW to this week!
I wrote a very lengthy post on my first experience of New Orleans here, but here's a quick snapshot of some of the fun stuff I got to try while my family came to visit:
|Beignets from Cafe du Monde|
We went to Acme Oyster House and sampled some food and I have to say that my overall verdict is to come for drinks and the oysters. The gumbo was forgettable, and so were the po' boys, unfortunately.
|The Stanley muffaletta poor boy sandwich|
Mr. B's Bistro was an amazing find. It was fine dining without too much frill but delivered a ton of flavor. If you were to visit New Orleans you cannot leave without trying this place out! Even classics like gumbo and shrimp and grits get taken up a notch on the classy ladder.
Have you ever tried turtle soup? Vanilla pork belly over chicory butter grits? A crabmeat cheesecake? These all sound indulgent and cholesterol-rich, but holy cow, they were amazing dishes. After a long day of sightseeing and getting slightly rained on, this was just the place we wanted to have dinner. Palace Cafe on Canal Street. Everything was delicious and comforting! I was definitely intrigued by all of these new creations and I'm so glad I tried them all.
Did you try some new food this week? What was your favorite meal?