Many review books refer to this as a restaurant that could almost be called the best in town. And perhaps because of that expectation I was disappointed. The staff were friendly, and the menu was well planned, but it was lacking that extra umpphff that would have bumped it from 85% to 100%. But I'm a picky audience.
- shrimp napoleon, with fried mirliton
- (husband had) pork belly - after having michael symon's a few weeks ago, was not impressed.
- duck confit leg, seared duck breast, drizzled with an oregano-lemon sauce (needed more of this intensity and acid on the plate), sat on a warm white bean and frisee salad
- housemade praline ice cream (nice intensity- but again nothing to push it over the top)
Cafe du Monde
- cafe au lait
- traditional beignet
Jazz and Heritage Festival
(click on the link above, then the food tab at the bottom, then the 2010 Jazz Fest Food List. prepare to be amazed. and hungry)
- shrimp and grits
- sausage and chicken gumbo
- boudin balls - with tabasco and creole mustard
- crawfish beignets *** a clear favorite
- cracklins (had to try them once - despite my love of pork that'll probably be enough for me. or maybe i just need to try another thinner warmer version.)
- sweet iced tea
I wanted to keep trying other things, but between the heat and the crowds, I was feeling a little bit queasy, so I had to stop. Or it would have been ugly.
- artichoke salad
- spring vegetable tart - layers of seasonal vegetables, soft brie-like cheese, puff pastry, surrounded by a savory tomato based sauce
- creole bread pudding souffle - more like a bread pudding topped with a delicious meringue, drizzled with a whiskey cream sauce.