Got in yesterday afternoon! What a cool city. So much history...and Bourbon Street is RAUNCHY! Woooooooooooooo!
So far, my sis and I have been to Arnaud's for dinner last night where we had oysters Kathryn and shrimp remoulade and this amazing fish almondine...and discovered Sazeracs, our new favorite drink.
Then today we went to Cafe Du Monde for beignets and Maspero's for muffaletta with red beans and rice. And had sweet potato pralines (Sis thought she had died and gone to heaven) from a candy store that is selling chocolate covered ritz crackers stuffed with what looks like 3 tablespoons of peanut butter....we are going back to get one.
We also have a lovely club level room at the Windsor where they have a big continental breakfast with berries, pastries, smoked salmon, yogurt...and happy hours with appetizers galore, beer, wine and champagne...Clearly unnecessary. But God help us, we have been partaking of that bounty, too.
For the next few days....Commandeer's Palace, La Cote Brasserie...muffaletta challenge #2 at Central Grocery.....more beignets....
New Orleans ladies - we want more hole-in-the-wall places. Ideas? We have this thing about trying a Chinese restaurant wherever we travel to....but that may be forgotten this trip. It doesn't have to be regional food, though. Just fun.
Also, we want to do a tour or two. Whast would be the best? Plantation, Swamp, walking tours? We are up for anything although cemetaries don't thrill me. And we can do an extensive tour all day if it was cool.
We are going to the Garden district tomorrow to check out some art galleries, want to see the Aquarium, the Imax on Katrina, WWII Museum.....