My vacation to the Big Easy was filled with gorgeous architecture, history, beautiful buildings, humidity (whew!), tasty cocktails, a few ghosts, and of course, food. Lots of delicious food. You cannot come to NOLA and not eat. A wonderful trip with lots of happy memories.
Below: oysters on the half shell at the Desire Oyster Bar.
Red beans and rice at Cafe Beignet. Soooooo creamy and delicious.
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 – called the City of the Dead, for obvious reasons.
Barbecued shrimp and red wine at Pascal’s Manale in the Garden District. Messy but so delicious!
The cafe that protected us from the rain, provided great chicory coffee, and some lovely live jazz! A wonderful oasis in the middle of the French Quarter.
The colorful and fanciful mural above the bar at Cafe Sbisa, where we had some of the absolute best food I’ve ever eaten in NOLA. If you go to New Orleans, please try this place. You will not be sorry.
Shrimp and grits with Andouille sausage and a poached egg at Cafe Sbisa………heaven on a plate.
Some knock-you-on-your-ass strong cocktails at Hermes Bar inside Antoine’s Restaurant. Excellent atmosphere and terrific drinks.
Eggs Benedict with Tasso ham and greens at Commander’s Palace. WOW!
A nighttime view of the back garden of St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. Spooky and perfect for the atmosphere!
Shrimp, blue crab, and fried green tomatoes……and a Mimosa! Cafe Sbisa did not disappoint.
Chargrilled oysters with lemon, butter and Parmesan at Desire Oyster Bar. A delicious and decadent treat.