So… I had a request for DETAILS about my food experiences in New Orleans. Sigh. Where to start?!
I had my one and only beignet at the hotel. There just wasn’t an opportunity to get to Cafe Du Monde for the REAL thing, but I did bring a box of their mix home for the Knight. If mine happen to look at all like that, I’ll take photos and let you know what the fried dough and powdered sugar fan at our house thought. If he loves ’em, I’ll also try the flight attendant’s recommendation of refrigerated biscuit dough, quartered, fried and powdered with cinnamon.
Friday night at G W Fins, I had biscuits. Evidently, based on that article, I’m not the only one with a biscuit problem at Fins. I also had a pecan crusted sole served with pesto gnocchi and – be still my heart – pea butter. There was another word in there – shoo? shue? – but alas, it’s not on the Fins’ website. It’s worlds better than it sounds, and the waitress did tell us it is FINELY pureed peas and, well… butter. There were veggies in there too, but honestly, I’ve told you about the things that really mattered.
Their tiramisu was also stellar, but my friend also had something very chocolate and decadent, and she thought her dessert was a little round piece of heaven as well. Oh – if you didn’t read my previous post, we both had the same entree each night, so I can’t comment on anything else, but I’m positive anything at either establishment is incredible.
Saturday night, we did The Pelican Club. I had the shrimp and four-cheese grits. There were forty other things on the menu – from appetizers on down – that I would have liked to try, but I was practicing restraint, since portion control clearly didn’t make it in my carry-on and stayed in Virginia. It was truly the best bowl of shrimp and grits I’ve ever had, and believe me, I’ve had a few.
I ordered the pecan pie – which wasn’t the best ever, but the vanilla bean ice cream served with was VERY good – and my friend again had a very chocolate something that she ate on until she hurt. I’d get that – chocolate decadence was the name at one place or the other – if we went again, which I hope we will!
Do you have restaurants you HAVE to go back to, in any city, town or country? I know that’s how the Knight and I travel… we find a place we love and the trip isn’t complete if we don’t eat there…