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Two Weekend trips to New Orleans

Brfoodie | Dec 15, 200911:49 AM

The last two weekends my wife and I have driven up to New Orleans and overeaten as one is wont to do in this food crazy city.Here is a little report.
Domenica: The pizza was very good as was the salami plate. However the pasta was quite disappointing as the spinach gnochhi was doughy and the tagiatelle was quite bland. There was very little meat in the ragu and the serving was incredibly small for the so called large portion. For $18 for pasta and sauce I was glad we had the pizza as otherwise I would have been hungry. Even my wife who was raised in London and is used to smaller portions asked the waiter if he had erred and got me the small as I had wavered while ordering, However I would go back and get the pizza.
Luke: This is quickly becoming one of our favorite places in town. Service was great although the place wa packed. The pate was good as it usually is and so was my burger. This was my fifth time eating ther and I wanted to try the burger as on other visits it looked great on adjoining tables. My wife had the crabmeat omlette as we had gone for Sunday brunch and it was very good too. I boxed half my burger and it made for a light dinner.
Vizards: I don't understand why this place flies under the radar on this board. My wife had a very nice seafood bisque and I had the crispy oysters with wild mushrooms as starters. My wife's crab crusted fish was incredible and my steak frite was impeccable. Se rvice was good and it made for a very enjoyable dinner.
Upperline: Had the revillion menu this Sunday.While I enjoyed the foie gras ap and the roast duckling my wife's salmon plate came with just a small filet and no sides.As she doesn't eat oysters and asked for them to be removed some sides would have been appreciated.Dessert was so so as my bread pudding was luke warm and her pastry was not real good.We left most of it uneaten.Don't think we'll be back.
Peppermill.We were near the mall and wanted a bite. I had read about this place on Tom Fitz site and were glad that we went. I had the Oysters riccobonno and my wife ordered the crabcake benedict which were both really good.
New Orlen in my bookis one of the great food towns in America and is great bang for your buck especially for fine dining.

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