Ok Chowhounds. My wife and I used to live in New Orleans and are returning in April. We will only be there two nights and as we all know, to narrow down your choices to two dinners and two lunches is a more difficult proposition than Sophie’s choice. One dinner is set in stone and untouchable; Restaurant August is a must, in my opinion. So, we are left with two lunches and one dinner.
To help you help me choose, you should know that we are up for anything. We have eaten at (and loved) such as spots as The French Laundry, Gary Danko, and Le Bernadin. On the other hand, we have thoroughly enjoyed Taqueria Corona in New Orleans and Pat’s Cheesesteaks in Philly. I love established, old school places such as Galatoires and new places such as Alinea in Chicago where you are amazed not only by the taste of the food but the by the unique and perplexing presentation. We are staying in the Quarter but are not at all opposed to taking a cab uptown for a meal.
Enough explaining. Would you choose Patois, Stella!, Le Foret, MiLa, Clancy’s, Mat and Naddie’s or Iris for dinner on Saturday night? Like I said, I did live in New Orleans but have never tried any of these before. We have eaten at Herbsaint, Cochon, Galatoires, Emerils, Delmonicos, Muriels (and wont go back), GW Fins, Lilette, Jacques Imos, Bayona, Upperline, NOLA, Commanders, Bistro at Maison de Ville, and many, many more.
What about lunch? We have our favorite spots, like all New Orleanians and tourists alike but am wondering if we should branch out. Normally, we would go to Luke and get the cochon du lait sandwich, have the charcuterie plate, share some oysters and have a few beers. We would go to Mr. B’s the next day and have the BBQ shrimp. My question is, would Coquette be a better lunch choice? Casamentos for an oyster loaf or a ½ and ½ (I am ashamed to say I have never eat at Casamentos but it always seemed to be closed when we lived there)? Is there something I should not be missing that I am? Sorry for the long post but I know if you do not thoroughly explain yourself, you rarely get a good answer. Thanks so much!
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