My boyfriend and I are going to be in New Orleans for three nights starting New Years Eve. I have been doing a lot of research on this board and have put together a rough eating itinerary. We recently went to NYC and basically did two days of eating based on all of the recommendations from Chowhound and it was amazing! Here is what I have so far:
THURSDAY (New Years Eve)
Breakfast: Cafe du Monde - beignets & cafe au lait
Lunch: Commanders Palace- turtle soup, reserve the garden room, cheap lunch (25 cent martinis), Bread pudding souffle
Dinner: Cochon ???
Lunch: Galatoire’s- martini (bowl of olives), sit downstairs, dress nicely, fried eggplant and souffled potatoes appetizer oysters- en brochette, fried, dessert-café brulot, great coffee
Dinner: Acme Oysters (raw oysters, oyster po boy, char grilled oysters
Lunch: Mr. B’s- bbq shrimp and cheap drinks (at lunch), go at lunch and sit at the bar, gumbo, gumbo ya ya, oysters- Deep fried with bacon horseradish hollandaise
Dinner: Coops- fried chicken, crawfish beignets???
Napoleon House- Pimms Cup
Carousel Bar- Vieux Carre Cocktail, The Goody, French 75
Sazarec Bar at the Roosevelt- drinks
Pat O’ Brians- hurricane
I also know that August has a really good lunch deal and I would love to eat there. But that means eating at Commander's Palace for brunch instead of lunch on Thursday. Is this a good idea? I would also have to eat at Mr. B's for dinner instead of lunch, but I guess that's OK except it's more expensive. Any advice/changes to the itinerary would be greatly appreciated!
We are also going to fit in Central Grocery, Luke (happy hour), and The Old Coffee Pot (maybe). Is it worth going to Brennan's for breakfast and bananas foster?