Well, this is our third visit to New Orleans, and we're trying to hash out a few details... we're NYC chowhounds, so we're particularly interested in "only in New Orleans" experiences, though we're also hoping for a few tips on lighter ideas, since after a few days of the heavy food, we need a break... we're going to be in town April 4-9...
Tried & loved:
- Brigtsen's (quite possibly our favorite nola meal)
- Jacques Imo's (been both times we've been in town)
- Commander's Palace (lunch)
Tried & enjoyed:
- Marisol - lunch
Tried and struck out:
- Brennan's: we weren't impressed by Brennan's, especially for the price and the fact that we were seated upstairs in a room that had a few big parties and just us dining near the kitchen...
- Red Fish Grill -- underwhelming
Our current plans:
- Commander's Palace (unless we should try Peristyle instead?)
- possibly a cooking class (we did New Orleans School of Cooking and enjoyed it)
- Po boys somewhere, otherwise, looking for less formal options
- suggestions appreciated
Our biggest decision -- Tuesday night dinner... we're planning most of our big meals at lunch, except on Tuesday... we're hoping for contemporary Louisiana cuisine... we've thought about one of the Emeril restaurants (none of which we've never tried before)... not sure if we'd be better off with something else (Bayona? Stella!, KPaul's, etc.) Price isn't much of an issue, though we do like getting a good value for our dollar and prefer attentive rather than stuffy service. We're staying in CBD, but will have a car and are very flexible regarding travel...
We'd also love any guidance on lighter dining options (grilled fish, etc.)
Thanks in advance,