Instead of going back to Miami, I decided to venture to a city that I have never visited. Everyone I know that had visited this city would talk about how great the food is so I had to experience it for myself. And yes, New Orleans is everything they say it is and more.
I am going to take you on a visual tour of the restaurants I experienced in NOLA:
Pimento Cheese Fritters @ Kingfish
No. 10 – Crawfish & Green Tomato Galette with Sweet Corn & Red Bean Relish topped with a Poached Egg @ Kingfish
DayTWOThe Original Pierre Maspero’s
Shrimp & Southern Fried Fish Platter @ The Original Pierre Maspero’s
Café Du Monde
Beignets & Café Latte @ Café Du Monde
The Palace Cafe
Pomegranate Mimosa @ The Palace Cafe
Crabmeat Cheesecake @ The Palace Cafe
Bleu Cheese Salad with Crawfish @ The Palace Cafe
The Praline Connection
Stuffed Crab Plate @ Praline Connection
Seafood Half & Half (Calamari & Oysters) @ Mother’s Restaurant
Pier 424 Seafood Market
Pecan Crusted Gulf Fish @ Pier 424
DaySIXMr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House
Charbroiled Oysters with Garlic & Parmesan @ Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House
I could go on about each dish and each restaurant; but I won’t. I wish I would have saved Kingfish for last. The flavor combinations & creativity blew my tastebuds away. The unique Crabmeat Cheesecake at The Palace Cafe and the Pecan Crusted Gulf Fish (served with roasted mirliton, sweet potato andouille hash, and sauce meunière at Pier 424 Seafood Market did not disappoint either. Every meal I ate was great.
What was very interesting also is that three of the restaurants I walked into because I liked the menu, are owned by Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts. Go figure. The three restaurants are: Kingfish, Piere 424 Seafood Market, and The Original Pierre Maspero’s. Each restaurant has its own style while offering great food and good service (The Palace Cafe wins the best service award for this visit.)
And yes, I ate pralines. There are so many company’s that sell pralines in New Orleans. My favorite of all the pralines I tasted is Pa Pa Praline located in the outlet mall located along the river walk named (The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk).
And to cool off on the super humid & hot days, I went to The French Market for snoballs.
Peach Snoball @ The French Market
Kiwi & Cream Snoball @ The French Market
And no I didn’t skip DayTHREE. Number three will be part two of my foodie vacation 🙂