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TR NOLA Memphis January 2005

Jack | Jan 28, 200511:46 PM

TR NOLA Memphis January 2005

Dinner at Muriel’s It was wonderful. I had rib eye steak (wood grilled USDA prime/expensive), served with haricots verts(OK), truffle mashed potatoes and a toasted garlic butter sauce, while my wife had wild mushroom and cheese soup, wood grilled pork tenderloin (thinly sliced tender pork) served with a port wine and currant sauce and whipped cinnamon carrots, followed by a vanilla bean creme brulee

Picked up 4 litters of diet coke (hotel wanted $2.25 per can). Opened up our bottle of Appleton Estate EXTRA Jamaica Rum. Wonderful stuff (aged for as long as 18 years)!

Breakfast was at CAFE AU LAIT 307 Chartres St. Good little place but we made the mistake of ordering two omelets for two people (way too much food) It came with some very good French fries (a little surprise).

Bourbon House. We shared a shrimp remoulade and a shrimp & crabmeat cobb salad. This was good, but the cobb was delivered before we had finished the shrimp remoulade.

Acme for some spicy fried shrimp and a very cold beer.

Aunt Sally's for New Orleans Most Famous Pralines™ (good stuff).

Muriel’s, a creole cream cheese cheesecake for dessert.

Breakfast at Petunia's 817 St. Louis St. We both had Pain Perdu "Lost Bread" New Orleans version of French toast using French bread, with ham, bacon, or sausage. Wife had sausage and I had bacon. Surprised by the large amount of meat and how light and good the Pain Perdu was. Do not miss this spot.

Bay St. Louis MS. We had dinner at Rick’s. I had more fried shrimp. Too much for one person to finish. Not as spicy as Acme, but very good.

Cordova (Memphis), TN for dinner at Smokey Bones BBQ (I love this chain). Then a free night at Comfort Suites. They had cook your own waffles for breakfast.

Lunch was at Market Place grill a nice regional chain near our home.

Did not stay longer in New Orleans and sample more restaurants.
Only went once to Petunia's.
Did not have the Chocolate Pecan Pie with Southern Comfort ice cream at Muriel’s.
Did not have pecan pie, served warm with chocolate & caramel sauce, sprinkled with pecan brittle at bourbon house.
Did not have any thing from the Creperie of Bourbon House.
Did not buy more of the Aunt Sally's Pralines.

Extra info:
Appleton Estate Extra Jamaica Rum is often regarded as the ultimate expression of the rum-maker's art. Distilled in traditional copper pot stills, Appleton Extra is a superb blend of rums, many of which have been aged for as long as 18 years. Its bold character and smooth taste can easily be compared to the exemplary qualities of a fine cognac or single malt Scotch. It is best enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as a "topper" in exotic tropical drinks.

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