Friday, November 12, 2010

New Orleans: Cafe Du Monde

Lets start at Cafe Du Monde, shall we? Cafe Du Monde was first established in the 1862 in New Orleans in the French Market at 800 Decatur Street. Pretty much, if you go to New Orleans, you have to go to Cafe Du Monde and eat beignets. Beignets are pretty much fried square
donutes, heavily doused with powdered sugar. They are delicious!

We headed straight to Cafe Du Monde the morning after I arrived in New Orleans, found ourselves a table and ordered some beignets and cafe au lait. Cafe au lait is coffee with chicory, mixed half and half with hot milk. Chicory comes from the root of the endive plant (a type of lettuce, oddly enough) - - it is roasted and ground and mixed with the coffee. The chicory cuts the bitterness of dark-roasted coffee. Cafe Du Monde serves only cafe au lait, beignets, milk, juice, iced and frozen cafe au lait. It is open 24-hours per day, and is always busy. I think it is a great place to go and people-watch.


Jenn said...

Love the new pic of you and Steve in your sidebar. You look are glowing in it!

Glad you got some 1 on 1 time with Steve.

kirsten said...

Your trip sounds awesome and I'm so happy you got to see Steve. Glad to hear you had a great trip and thinking of you all the time.

Heather said...

Thank you, Jenn. We had the most wonderful time together. Thanks to you, too, Kirsten. Have you ever been to New Orleans? A great trip w/o children...I think you would love it there.

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