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ddavis Apr 17, 2007 03:41 PM

We're coming back for the second time since Katrina. Have already booked Cochon, Brigtsen's, Lilette, Commander's and Stella! Will eat at Galatoire's Friday lunch. Although I love August, Bayona and Emeril's places, want to do something different. Anyone have suggestions?

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    mardy Apr 17, 2007 03:47 PM

    Go to NOLA and fill your table with four or five appetizers from the unusual menu.......

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      Tonto Apr 17, 2007 04:45 PM

      Iris restaurant just had their chef nominated for top 10 new chefs in food and wine magazine. There was an earlier post at this sight with an interesting video attached from an interview with NYrestaurant video. A couple of other restaurants are featured in the New Orleans section. Iris is very good and new since the storm. Chef was previously working at Lilette.

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        River Rat Apr 17, 2007 06:02 PM

        I've googled Iris and can't find a website. Do you know if they have one?

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          bbares81 Apr 17, 2007 06:15 PM

          I have not found one for them, but they will fax you a menu (they did for me).

          I would also throw in Upperline, Dick and Jenny's or Herbsaint....or maybe Gautreau's.

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            ddavis Apr 17, 2007 07:15 PM

            How would you compare Iris with Stella!? If I had to pick one, what would you recommend and why?

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              Tonto Apr 17, 2007 08:34 PM

              Stella is larger and more elegant, servers wear white gloves, the food is imaginative with fusions of other styles. I am pretty sure it may cost much more than Iris, but well worth it if it fits your budget.
              Iris is small and casual, but they take great care in putting imaginative flavors of fresh food. Both restaurants rely on fresh ingredients rather than heavy sauces to define the flavor.

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                ddavis Apr 18, 2007 06:30 AM

                Thanks to all for the suggestions. Seems to me I can't go wrong. I'll post a trip report when I get back. We have a couple of "musts": Brigtsen's and Galatoire's. Must also do CP since it hadn't reopened the last time down. The others are optional, but want to mix some new (to us) with the old standbys.

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                  Problem Child Apr 19, 2007 01:51 PM

                  Any recommendations on what are the must orders at CP?

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                    ddavis Apr 19, 2007 08:33 PM

                    My brunch favorites are the turtle soup, pecan-crusted gulf fish and bread pudding souffle` with whiskey sauce.

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                      cajungirl Apr 19, 2007 09:30 PM

                      The bread pudding souffle is a must. But you have to order it when you place your entree order, as it takes 40 minutes to prepare.
                      I also had great tournedos of beef there.

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                        JGrey Apr 20, 2007 08:52 AM

                        If they still have the shrimp with pepper jelly glaze, I loved those.

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