Eloping to New Orleans
My Fiance and I are planning to elope to New Orleans in November 2008. It will be the two of us along with my maid of honor and his best man. I'm looking for suggestions on where to have a over the top delicious meal for the 4 of us. I'm looking for some place that also has great ambiance and decor. We are all in our early 20s so some place that isnt entirely stuffy is also a plus. In addition to needing a dinner location, can anyone offer advice about great bakeries where I could get a small 1 tier wedding cake?
Look into The Windsor Court. I think they should be able to do it all for you. And it is so beautiful and romantic,. The chef is New Orleans food done elegantly.
First, this man knows all, contact him: Tom Fitzmorris
I am a Fan of these bakeries:
LA SPIGA BAKERY 2440 Chartres St. 949-2253 Tracking down one of La Spiga's pies or pastries can feel like a scavenger hunt. The Faubourg Marigny retail location unlocks its doors only on Saturday, but during the week the bakery peddles its goods around town at the Crescent City Farmers Markets. Recently featured in Bon Appetit magazine, La Spiga makes divine Mardi Gras brioche king and queen cakes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Saturday. Visa. $ (I lived around the corner from these folks...heaven
Croissant D'or Patisserie~My favorite hands down. Especially for breakfast pastries in the morning after sex.
LA BOULANGERIE~4526 Magazine St. 269-3777
Adolfo's-611 Frenchmen St.-One of the most romantic and fulfilling meals I've ever had was at 'Adolfo's' on Frenchman Street, above the Apple Barrel Bar. Totally local, Really Really Good Food, and when done you have 4 or 5 music venues and a hooka bar right outside the door.
Please watch the beautiful video from Studio Vieux Carre on the New Orleans News Ladder for this past Friday~Vendredi
Also tune your computer to WWOZ.org the local community radio station.
You have chosen well. New Orleans loves lovers.
I cannot recommend Stella! highly enough - our favorite place to eat in New Orleans and we have eaten at all of them more than once. Additionally, Croissant D' Or is located about a block and a half away from Stella! and I am certain they would deliver a wedding cake to Stella! prior to your arrival. Hotels in the immediate vicinity include the Soniat House and Hotel Provincial - both guaranteed to bring out the romance in both of you as they are Old World New Orleans. There are two suites available in the Soniat House that would be perfect for a truly memorable honeymoon night(s). The rooms in both hotels are decorated with period antiques for a one of a kind experience.
My wife and I got married in New Orleans a few months before Katrina and we got our cake from Flour Power in Chalmette. It was excellent. It was a bananas foster cake! When we returned about 8 months after Katrina, Flour Power had already reopened even though the immediate area was pretty devastated. As to where to dine, that is a personal decision, but perhaps the Windsor Court could do something in a private room for the four of you? I had my rehearsal dinner at Upperline and the owner, Joann, is always gracious and the place has a great vibe.