Decisions for Anniversary Trip
We are headed back to NOLA for our 5th anniversary -- had been for the first time for our honeymoon. We're staying in the Quarter and I've begun mapping out our meals to maximize swoony food pleasure.
(Anniversary trip eats included Galatoires, Stella, Mr. B's, Bayona, Uglesich's, to name what I remember, so I was trying to go with some different places this time).
After perusal of the boards, here's my current plan...
Thursday (arrive in NOLA)
Dinner: somewhere nearby hotel for crawdads & beer (Copper Monkey? – Conti off bourbon st.)
Breakfast: Beignets & Coffee @ Café Du Monde
Lunch: Muffalettas @ Napolean House – 500 Chartres
Dinner: Herbsaint(??? -- this is one of the meals where I could use decision help. Might be nice to stay in the Quarter so we can stroll rather than taxi to dinner)
Breakfast: Dante’s or Coffee Pot Restaurant
Lunch: (again, suggestions?)
Dinner: restaurant August
Brunch: Commander’s Palace
Dinner: Brigsten’s (other suggestions??)
Lunch: Muffalettas (if we have time go stop by Central) to make everyone on the plane pea green with envy!!
Comments -- further suggestions are welcome.
I believe Central Grocery is closed on Sunday and Monday. You may need another plan for Monday's lunch. Have fun and Happy Anniversary!
While I know it is popular to take a wrapped muff to go for snacking on the flight home, I personally wouldn't like a seatmate reeking of garlicky olive salad on a long flight. Maybe it depends on the length of your flight & whether you're packed into coach....
Saturday lunch -- courtyard at Bayona
I think Herbsaint is a fine selection, but if you want to stay in the Quarter, I would consider Peristyle.
FYI Uglesich closed a few years ago.
I love Herbsaint and Bayona, though I agree that Herbsaint tends to be louder. If you do go to Herbsaint the frog legs are an unusual treat. This is the only place I eat them. Sat. Breakfast at Dante's (I assume Dante's kitchen) word of warning get there when they open it is packed and you could wait an hour.