My wife and I are serious NYC hounds coming to NO for the first time and we'll be staying 4 nights. We have friends who live and work there but who are not serious foodies. I've been salivating reading the posts on the NO's board but I wanted to see if you guys could help us plan our eating and drinking.
I can't tell you where we will be staying because we actually plan our lodging around our meals. :) We have only 4 nights and are more than willing to rent a car and travel for a unique experience. Price is no object but for the higher end, I'd like a place that focuses on good quality ingredients. We have some places here in NYC charging huge amounts and you sometimes see the Sysco truck delivering food in the morning. We're happy to pay but would love to taste real local or at least high quality ingredients.
From what I've read, it sounds like we might like the following:
Coquette for dinner
Brunch at Commander's Palace
I also am having trouble finding information on the best place to do cocktails. We have bars here claiming to make a sazerac almost as good as those in NO so now it's time to do the real thing!
If this is too vague, let me know and I'll try to tighten it up. As always, thanks in advance for your help. We are so very excited.