We are going to New Orleans next Thursday for four nights. Due to some personal issues I've been very lax on my usual obsessive vacation food planning, so I need your help!
I've only been to New Orleans once and it was during JazzFest, so I've only been to August and the upstairs area at Cochon. My wife has never been. We'd like to get a good sampling of all of the different genres of New Orleans food. Also interested in some of the newer, more cutting-edge places. No real food or budget limitations.
So far, we have reservations at Herbsaint, R'Evolution, and brunch at Commander's. We are staying at the Roosevelt so will probably take advantage of the happy hour at Domenica when we land on Thursday afternoon.
So schedule so far:
Thursday L: Domenica
Thursday D: Herbsaint (though maybe we move this to Friday since we will have a late lunch)
Friday D: Maybe Root or Maurepas for something new . Is there a long wait at Maurepas?
Sat L: Commander's
Sat D: ?
Sun L: ?
Sun D: R'evolution (Reviews seem good, but is it "New Orleans" enough for a first time visitors? Or it is just a nice place like what we'd find in NYC. Maybe do one of Emeril's places instead?).
Monday L:? 3pm flight so have time for an early lunch. Central Grocery is closed on Mondays.
Places I was looking at to fill in:
Dragos esp for grilled oysters (or casamento's?)
Thinking of driving out to the plantations maybe Friday so could do lunch somewhere interesting in that area. Any ideas?
So what are we missing? Any more suggestions? What essential food items are we missing? (I guess po-boys one day for lunch?)
Thanks in advance, and apologies for the lack of research before posting....it's been a rough month.