Had another great trip to NOLA.
Loved the gumbo and frog legs at Herbsaint.
Cochon was good, but not as great as a couple of years ago. Their fisherman's style roasted fish is still amazing.
I have to say though, the best meal by far was the seafood stuffed eggplant, dirty boy, and italian salad at the tiny fish house on the way back to the airport--Charles in Harahan. This place is the New Orleans of my dreams.
I do have one complaint overall. At too many restaurants it was amazing how rushed and frantic the service was. We ordered a lot of small plates at both Cochon and American Sector and settled in for a good evening of relaxed conversation. But all the small plates were thrown on the table within a matter of minutes. I do not understand why you can have a relaxed dinner in a busy town like NY, but they want you in and out so fast in the Big Easy. Why cant people relax at dinner in New Orleans? The only place that served at a reasonable pace was Galatoires. They let us have an entire evening to enjoy ourselves.
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