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Nola 2017 trip part 2 review

asuzc | Jun 22, 201706:24 PM

Nola 17
Part 2 Monday
Started the day at Commander's Palace for lunch. It was a glorious event like always in the garden room. The garlic bread is as forgotten staple but not to be missed. Then, I had the tomato heirloom salad which was rich with flavor. Then followed by the catfish with grits and totally a mouth watering event and followed by the strawberry sangria which hit every tastebud. My DH had the turtle soup, a Creole beef tostada, and Creole cream cheesecake. He said, they were all fabulous, but that cheesecake had been ruined forever because no one could have as good as cheesecake as Commander's.

We went to Meril for supper. We love Emeril restaurants and this was no exception. We were excited to see small plates because we have had a lot so far. We started with the muffaletta flatbread and it had the elements of the sandwich with even sesame seeds sprinkled on top and was delicious. I had the eye of ribeye with a chimchurri rojo sauce which was so tender. My DH had the fennel sausage pasta with corn and he loved it. For dessert I had the dreamsicle sorbet which was light and refreshing and DH had the banana peanut butter pie and it was a lighter version of the normal peanut butter pie and banana cream pie . Side note for the women, they had several tables of ladies that each had a rack hanger for their purses at the table.

On Tuesday morning, we went to Morning Call. No wait, no lines. The beignets were bigger, more powdered sugar, better cafe au last than cafe du monde. Didn't think I could say that. No line other than the birds.

So, we needed to take lunch easy today. So. We just shared a cheese and meat board from St. James Cheese Company. Everything was delicious and hit the spot.

For supper, we went to Brigtsen’s. It was a hit out of the park again. I started with the tomato salad and it was so good but I love tomatoes. For my entree, I had trout almondine with crab meat on top and it was crusty crunch and good flake in the fish. The crab elevated it to another level with a citrus punch. My DH had the triple tail fish which was tasted of fish without being fishy. Sauce was light and crust was good but not overpowering. He also had the rabbit gumbo and it was great with as good smoky sausage. For dessert, we had tres leches cake with strawberries which was perfect.

Wednesday
So, yesterday Tropical storm Cindy came. So, we were going to Willie Mae's for lunch and they were closed for the storm. So, we called to make sure Guy's Poboy was open and it was. I had the grilled shrimp and it wad good. DH had the bomb which was American and Swiss cheese with catfish and shrimp and he said was good.
For dinner, we went to Freys smoked meats. It was good but nothing fantastic. The shake at the end was huge and minty. It was delicious.

Thursday
Parkway…our favorite po-boy place. I had the fried shrimp poboy and oh so good. The shrimp are fried so perfectly and have such good flavor. DH had the roast beef poboy and so good till the last “sop” of sauce.

We finished the trip with Emeril's. I started with skilled greens which ate excellent but not overdone. My DH had the bbq shrimp which was unbelievably good. I had the grand Isle shrimp pasta with green orleans. Tomatoes, sausage, and a fontina sauce which was so good. DH had the ribeye which was so tender and done perfectly. Dh had the chocolate doberge cake which was so rich and good. I had the banana cream pie and it was excellent.

That's all till next year.

Emeril's,
Willie Mae's Scotch House,
St. James Cheese Company - Uptown,
Morning Call,
Meril,
Commander's Palace
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