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Two and a half days in New Orleans


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Two and a half days in New Orleans

Coronel301 | Sep 29, 2009 11:38 AM

I was a lurker and garnered info for a long weekend in New Orleans and thought I would share my results.

Two of us met on Friday afternoon for a weekend of food and fun. I, a confirmed ominvore, and she a picky almost vegetarian (only chicken, turkey, and bacon for "real" meat).

Based on my readings here and a few other resources I chose the following:

Bon Ton, Friday night dinner. I had the Redfish Bon Ton and it was tremendous. She had the vegetarian jambalya, which she termed flavorful but boring.

Saturday morning found us at Clover Grill for a good hearty breakfast. Nothing extraordinary. Lunch at Johnny's where I had the smoked sausage Po' Boy and she had the grilled chicken Po'Boy-lot's of food, probably should have split something as it almost made our 8:30 seating at Cochon uncomfortable.

Ah, Cochon. As a confirmed lover of the pig, I was in heaven. The cochon was fabulous as was the chef's spontaneously created veggie dish based on Buttermilk Squash. Sides were excellent and my last meal request may in fact be the dessert of home made Mint Chocolate Icecream. It was as if I was gardening and brushed up against the mint, it was so fresh.

Sunday, based on our over eating the day before we chose to skip lunch. So the day started at the Old Coffee Pot. Excellent meals both, well prepared and tasty. Dinner was at Green Goddess. Appetizers were very very nice, well porportioned and tasty. I had the Bison-Bacon Meatloaf which was excellent, slightly smoky, and very flavorful. She had the Tomato Oscar, which she termed the best meal of her life. Dessert was baked peaches with bacon and blue cheese-divine. Closed by Loganberry liquer with whipped cream.

All in all an excellent weekend, great sights, great meals, not enough time. I hadn't been there in 30 years and I will not wait 30 more to return.

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