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Jan 19, 2011 06:05 PM

New Orleans Top 5 appetizers

1) oysters on the half shell

2) crabmeat maison

3) shrimp remoulade

4) turtle soup

5) oysters en brochette

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  1. Here's 7, in no particular order:
    White truffle parmigiano toast with wild mushrooms, marrow and veal glace (Lilette)
    Turtle soup (Commander's)
    Short rib (Herbsaint)
    gnocchi (Patois)
    Shrimp remoulade/mirliton napoleon (Cuvee) I will miss this
    Charbroiled oysters (Drago's Metairie)
    Softshell crab w/pecan meuniere (Brigtsen's)

    3 Replies
    1. re: JazzyB

      Love the gnocchi at Patois. The mushroom risotto at rue 127 was also good.

      1. re: CharlieH

        Heard raves about the risotto at 127, but I always have trouble bypassing their mussels/frites.

      2. re: JazzyB

        +1 for Drago's charbroiled oysters

      3. Shrimp Remoulade at Galatoire's can we overlook Artichoke Vincent at Vincent's?????

        OH MY. 5 fried artichoke heart pieces in a tarragon lemon cream suace with a dollop of crab, diced shrimp, and diced red and green peppers and green onions. SO. RIDICULOUSLY. GOOD!!!!!!!!! might have to go there today and just order that at the bar. yum.

        Galatoire's Restaurant
        209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

        1. Crabmeat cocktail at Galatoires!

          Galatoire's Restaurant
          209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

          1. I've been mulling this over and my original though---although this is not as you have asked the question---was to think of the top five appetizers that are from New Orleans/environs. Obviously, something like turtle soup is international but, in this country, it is now almost exclusive to New Orleans.[Nothing against Maryland terrapin soup/stew]. Anyway, as phrased I think we ar trying to figure out the best appetizers in the city, of whatever origin. And I am still thinking on it. CAn't get it down to five...

            1. You read my mind but I would add Mr. B's BBQ shrimp for the shrimp remoulade. Oysters Brochette are outstanding.