Thursday, May 29, 2008

Dining in New Orleans

Dining is serious business in New Orleans, and Joe and I thoroughly enjoyed sampling some of the best food the French Quarter has to offer. Our favorite dinner spot in New Orleans is Red Fish Grill, known for their hickory grilled redfish. This fillet of fresh redfish is grilled over hickory and topped with Louisiana crawfish tails and lemon butter sauce, then served with tasso and wild mushroom pontalba potatoes. This delicious seafood dish melts in your mouth! On the other end of the spectrum, I love to stop in to the street side Cafe Beignet for the breakfast of locals: cafe au lait and beignets. Here you can indulge in these square doughnuts, fried to a crisp and coated in powdered sugar, knowing you will spend the next few hours roaming the shops of the French Quarter.

Red Fish Grill holds special memories. When Joe and I celebrated our 10th anniversary in New Orleans a few years ago, he put a new wedding band in the top of our dessert.

What could beat breakfast with legendary jazz musicians?

Beignets and cafe au lait: a great way to start a day of antique shopping!

This open-air cafe is a great spot for breakfast on the go.

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