Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Orleans: Food, Food, Food

In the short amount of time that Steve and I stayed in New Orleans, we managed to eat a lot of wonderful food. I keep thinking of Julia Roberts in the movie Eat, Pray, Love - - that every bite I put into my mouth was going to be savored and enjoyed...and, it was. Besides beignets and cafe au lait, we made sure to indulge in other local favorites, such as gumbo, red beans and rice, hush puppies, catfish, and pralines. We had been given quite a few recommendations for restaurants, but found that our favorites ended up being places that we just happened to stumble upon.

Pecan Pie and cocktails at Pere Antoine on Royal Street, French Quarter

10-cent martinis with lunch, Bacco on Chartres, French Quarter

The most unbelievable Portobello Mushroom Bisque at The Marigny Brasserie, Frenchmen Street

We ate a couple of times at a great place called Stanley on Chartres...take a look at their website and read the "our story" section. We both had gumbo at Stanley and it was absolutely delicious. They also served a wonderful hearts of romaine salad, which we ordered both times we were there.
I do wish I'd eaten a Po'Boy while I was there, and also some bananas foster. Next time!
**Just wanted to add....I am having a terrible time uploading pictures to Blogger. I can upload them, but no longer seem to be able to move them to where I want them in my post, as I'm composing it. Is anyone else having this issue? It is driving me nuts!**


Kate said...

I'm sitting here eating frozen pizza and drooling. I want a huge basket of that bread Steve is eating. As for your Blogger problems, I have no idea. I'm just happy to get the pictures up on mine. I can't do anything fancy with them after that.

Heather said...

Kate the butter with that bread was oozing with was so, so delicous. I still can't get that mushroom bisque off my mind...I think I am going to write to the restaurant on the off chance they'd share the recipe with me.

Ellen said...

I'm so glad that you were able to have such a special time with Steve before he leaves the country! From the pictures, it all looks like it was absolutely divine!! Now, I haven't actually posted anything on my blog since June (!), but I have ALWAYS had trouble moving my photos around. Please let me know if you figure it out (as I, one day, aspire to get back to my own).

Jenn said...

Looks wonderful Heather. What do you mean about the you mean moving one below another, etc.? If so, I can't drag mine but in html format you can cut and paste them and it works fine...I do it that way (if that is what you are talking about.)

Susan said...

Now that is "living"....ten cent martini with lunch. Does it get any better? Well, a nap, afterwards, I suppose.

Heather said...

Thanks for the tip, Jenn...I will try it in html and see if I can work around it that way. I'm such a computer doofus.

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