As a surprise for our wedding anniversary, my husband is taking me back to New Orleans! I left in 2001, and haven't had a chance to go back since! We only have a weekend, but I'm so excited!
We'll be arriving around 9 pm Friday night (labor day weekend), and he booked a room at the French Quarter Marriott. The plan is to cab it from the airport and just take the streetcar or cabs anywhere we want to go. We leave late afternoon on Monday.
I've already made a reservation for Sunday brunch at Commander's Palace (requested the garden room of course).
I know I want to take him to Camelia Grill, either Pascal Manale's or Mr. B's for bbq shrimp, cafe du monde for beignets (we won't have a car, so we won't schlep all the way out to morning call). Croissant D'or for croissants. I'd love to go back to Jamila's. Moncef never approved of any of my dates, and I'd like him to meet my husband. I'm thinking of taking him for Monday lunch to FrostStop (is it even still around) for red beans and rice.
What am I missing? And what kind of touristy things would you suggest? He's never been to New Orleans and is not much of a drinker. We'll do the "walk down Bourbon" because he's never seen it, but I've just been dreaming about the restaurants and have given no thought to other activities! A voodoo / ghost tour might be fun. I love just wandering around, but I want him to love the city as much as I do, so I want to do this up "right". Audubon park and the French Market are high on my lists, but any other suggestions are much appreciated.
In other words, HELP? ;)
Commander's Palace Restaurant
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Pascal Manale's Restaurant
1838 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115