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Two Dinners & Two Lunches

Alan | Sep 12, 2002 12:02 PM

Long rambling question , and a few short questions, seeking succinct , yet not laconic ,perhaps even pithy answer: Will be in New Orleans for 2 dinners[Oct 31 & Nov 1], 2 lunches [Nov 1& Nov 2] & 2 morning cafe au lait & pastries and after reviewing the Chowhound Board back 1 yr, talking to the hotel concierge, viewing Tom Fitzmorris , Inside New Orleans & Zagat websites and past visits yrs ago [Commander's Palace [every dish was perfect], K-Pauls[ditto] Bayona's, Emerils[good chain food rest.]Brigsten's, Mandina's[loved the neighborhood feel] Palace Cafe [choc bread pudding w/ port was memorable] & Acme what are Chowhound's opinions, and would you change the order , of the following rests.in descending order of interest :

Thur Oct. 31 dinner: Upperline [based on "traditional & inventive Creole including veal grllades, duck & andoulle e'touffe'e, fennel coated salmon w/crawfish ,7 course tasting menu pecan bread pudding in charming house"]

Fri Nov 1 morning cafe au lait & pastry at non chain :Cafe du Monde

Fri Nov 1 lunch: 1st choice Uglesich's [is it "overrated,overhyped,overpriced or is it the quintessential hole-in -the -wall sensational seafood New Orleans experence? for shrimp ugli ,firecracker shrimp, bbq oyesters, trout anthony"]
or
2nd Peristyle [Fri prixe-fixe lunch "when local get together for wonderful food at wonderful prices for whole boned white trout filled w/mussels,crab & potatoes, dry -packed scallops"]

Fri Nov 1 dinner: 1st choice Gabrielle ["chef who studied under Prudhomne & Brigsten whose food style is the reason for eating in New Orleans including she-crab soup ,crab cakes, spicy rabbit & veal sausages,gumbo ,e'toufe'e, fresh fruit cobblers, pan-fried trout w/ shrimp & roasted pecan butter" ; or is it going downhill?]
or
2nd Jacques-Imo's[ but for the contrary postings on Chowhound board would be 1st choice for "neighborhood feel, Creole Bouillabaisse, blackened redfish and homemade desserts"]
or
3rd Aquarians["2nd floor French bistro w/ inexpensive & wonderful food"]
or
4th Irene's[Italian/Creole]
or
5th Dick & Jenny's [but is it redundant if eat at Upperline?]
or
6th ] Clancy's["Immaginative treatment of Creole favorites including daily specials,smoked softshell crab[in season in early Nov?], fresh sauteed fish in crawfish stock, turtle soup,shrimp remoulade in neighborhood rest."]
or
7th Lee Circle Rest.[Clancy's offshoot]
or
8th Adolphos ["Creole /Southern Italiian ultimate hole-in-wall & BYOB"]
or
9th Marisol["tapas style tasting menu ,fresh local ingredients,BYOB nights"]
or
10th Stella's ["blue cheese crusted filet,duck w/foie gras wontons,risotto w/mushrooms,crabmeat,Brie & white truffle oil or not enough N O fare?"]
or
11th Lola's ["tapas,garlic shrimp,ceviche , BYOB"]

Sat Nov 2 morning cafe au lait & pastry at non chain : ????????

Sat Nov 2 lunch 1st choice Coop's['N O hole-in-wall w/gumbo, spicey blackend redfish"]
or
2nd Cooter Brown's ["oyster bar,40 beers on tap,gumbo "]
or
3rd Luizza's by the Track["BBQ Shrimp Po-boys, seafood gumbo"]
or
4th Frankie & Johnny's["neighborhood rest w/softshell crab po-boys"]
or
5th Dunbar's["creole/soulfood, fried chicken,lunch buffet"]
or
6th Lilette ["shrimp marinated w/mussels, calamari & fennel in mustard vinagrette, quenelles of goat cheese & creme fraiche w/poached pears"]
or
7th Tujaques["Creole 6 course meal"]
or
8th Elizabeth's["Creole oysters meuni'ere"]
or
9th Verde Marte["Creole & BBQ"]
or
10th Cassamento's["best oysters in city ,seafood gumbo"]
or
11th Mandich's ["traditional N O fare']
or
12th Nautical ['BYOB']

I will be a sole diner.Are any of the above willing to prepare 1/2 orders so single diner able to sample more courses?offer eating at Bar? offer rea choice of very good wine in 375s or by the glass?

Which wines complements Cajun, Creole preparations of fish ,fowl & meat or is beer the better choice?

What recommend to do Holloween night in N O?

Thanks.

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