I've been planning a trip to NOLA for my wife and I, and now that it's approaching (we'll be there for a week starting a few days after Jazz Fest ends) I thought I would post our plan here for comment. We first visited a few months before Katrina, but we were only there for a few days and I was sick for 1 1/2 of them. I came back for Jazz Fest in 06 and had an amazing time. I want to make sure that my wife gets to enjoy the full-on NO experience and leaves knowing why it's such a legendary city.
We're focused mainly on Creole and Cajun cuisine, as we can get most other cuisines at home (we live in nyc). For example, I've specifically avoided muffs and italian food as we're both italian and we eat a ton of that here, both high-end and low-end.
Thanks for all your help already. I look forward to your comments.
Day 1 Arrive about 4PM. Dinner-Brigtsen's.
Day 2 Lunch- Cochon. Dinner-Patois
Day 3 Lunch-Drago's (Metairie, after plantation tour) Dinner-Lilette, early b4 k ruffins at Vaughans
Day 4 Lunch-Galatoire's (downstairs) Dinner-Coquette (late)
Day 5 Lunch-Green Goddess Dinner-Mr. B's
Day 6 Lunch-Commander's Palace Dinner-Emeril's
Day 7 Lunch-August Dinner-Herbsaint
Day 8 Breakfast at Camellia Grill and a slice of pecan pie before heading to the airport.
In addition to checking out a lot of music at Tipitina's and Maple Leaf and Frenchman St, I'm planning on having drinks at the Columns, Sazerac Bar, and a beer at Laffitte's, among others.
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130
626 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115