Just a quick report:
Thursday was Mr. B's--Good looking and lively crowd, Waited 20 minutes for a table for 3. Started with fried oysters (okay) and the three soups (2 out of 3 were good). The Mister had the soft shell crab which he always has a hankering for and wasn't happy how fried it was or how bready (I am going to guess that is a cracker crumb?). Friend had the bbq shrimp (messy) and I had the duck which was divine, cooked to perfection with wonderful vegetables and mashed sweet potatoes. Profiteroles for dessert and lots of wine.
Friday we started with lunch at Johnny's Po Boy and had fried oysters and gumbo. I am going to let anyone who reads this in on a little secret. In the Village of Cortez outside of Bradenton Florida is a restaurant/sea food market called Star. It is right on the water and serves the best fried oysters and cold beer. Great grouper and pompano too. Save your fried oyster eating for there!
Dinner at Galatoire's. Walked in at 7:30 and sat right down. Shripm remulade and asparagus and hearts of palm salad to start with a perfectly chilled bottle of Sancere. I had the grilled pompano with brown butter and sliced almonds and the Mister happily devoured 2 mighty fine soft shell crabs, sauteed to perfection. Sides of creamed spinach and potatoes. Something creamy for dessert. This was great. Loud busy and loving. Well worth the visit.
Saturday started at the farmers market with a glass of Smith Milk, poured b y the lovely Smiths. Spent the late morning wandering around Tulane and Audobon park and then on to Casimento's for lunch. This was the favorite. Started with a dozen oysters and a bowl of gumbo and had another dozen oysters for dessert. Big, juicy, sweet and salty...just like you like them. Cold beer. Loved it.
Couldn't decide about dinner Saturday so we ended up at K-Pauls. I can't recommend this restaurant. The Mister had some dish that he said reminded him of a chinese dish but I had the blackened drum, and it was moist and tender and quite good. A great drink to start, coconut cake for dessert. Go for the Drum but not for much else.
Sunday we went to Stanley's for breakfast. big and hearty.
Sooooo, loved Galatoires and Casimento's. Would go back to Mr. B's for the duck breast, and would try other places next time.
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