My husband & I are headed to NOLA for the first time (for both of us - very excited!) tomorrow and will be there for 4 days/3 nights.
We're hoping to "plan" some meals and stumble into the rest of them. I've gleaned suggestions from this board and from friends who live in & around the area but I'm finding a great deal of inconsistency re: some restaurants. Since we're down south, we're hoping to experience proper creole cuisine at some point, thus we've strayed from Stella!, Coquette, and MiLA (more fine dining, less regional) and Dominica (menu reads like Cinghiale in Baltimore, MD, or many places in NYC) but I'm second guessing myself on our current reservations.
Right now: we're reserved at Herbsaint for dinner tomorrow, Emerils for Friday lunch and Cochon for Friday dinner. Saturday is entirely open. There is definitely a po boy lunch in our future (perhaps Ignatius?) and beignets (a trip to Cafe du Monde, no doubt!) but is there anywhere else we definitely want to hit for some real New Orleans cooking?
Please advise - I'm sure wherever we end up will be fabulous but I always appreciate CH input!
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130
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