We'll be in town for 4 1/2 days or so in June for our fifth anniversary. As some of you know, we're big NOLA boosters, have visited many times, and had our wedding there at the Voodoo Spiritual Temple on Rampart on a hot June evening in 2008. We have some old favorites that we must check in on but are open to new experiences as well. I'll list the meals we plan on having and the open slots. We have a laser focus on New Orleans cuisine, but enjoy a playful tweak as well (The Green Goddess in 2011 was a highlight, for example) but don't want just generic fine dining (we've never been interested in Stella! for that reason).
Also, if Hazelhurst or (if they're in town) Bill Hunt and his lovely young wife are around we'd love to toast a sazerac at Galatoire's after all these years of Chowhounding together...
Thursday lunch: We arrive late morning and, as usual, will have our first bite at Mr. B's. Last time we then strolled to Galatoire's for a late afternoon second lunch of appetizers and cocktails, where we lingered for some time. I have a feeling we'll repeat.
Thursday dinner: Not sure! Open to suggestions!
Friday lunch: Commander's as is our tradition. Will undoubtedly stretch on for hours and hours.
Friday dinner: Again, wide open!
Saturday lunch: Thinking perhaps poboys from Verti Marte, eaten on the Moonwalk if the weather is nice, but open to suggestions
Saturday dinner: Open!
Sunday brunch: Our usual brunch is Lil Dizzy's in Treme and since Sunday is our actual anniversary I'm thinking it'll be extra fun, But we'd consider another brunch if it was truly something not to miss.
Sunday dinner: Anniversary dinner somewhere special. Tales of the service at R'evolution have me a little wary. That price point is a rarity for us and I don't want to feel let down. We like the classic NOLA service style.
Monday lunch: They added a later flight out so we get an extra meal for once! Although I don't know the time, so maybe this is our chance to stop somewhere on the way to the airport? We won't have a car so I don't know how feasible it is.
Rest assured there will be photos taken of food, jackets and dresses worn, and many cocktails consumed! A lot seems to have changed since we were last there in December 2011 so we're interested in trying a couple of new places!