Best dinner I've had in New Orleans
My boyfriend recently took me to MILA for our anniversary and it was amazing. The service was great, they had a bottle of champagne waiting at our table. Everyone was extremely nice and not pretentious at all.
We were brought an amuse bouche of lobster over a black garlic pasta on a pickled cucumber. The sweet potato rolls were amazing and also came with unleavened corn bread.
We chose the five course tasting menu with wine selection, definitely the way to go. We started with a . Second was scallops over braised artichoke. Third was the most amazing veal cheek in a barbecue sauce over homemade mac and cheese type pasta with collard greens. The veal was the best I have ever had in my life. It was followed by a pear sorbet over muscadine gelee, which was very refreshing. Dessert was a peanut butter chocolate torte that was to die for.
We grabbed drinks at the bar afterward and the bartender asked us the liquor we hate the most and made us a drink with it that we would like. He was right!
I would definitely go back and would highly recommend MILA to anyone looking for a great meal!
817 Common Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
Very nice report, and thanks for posting.
We had an almost lovely dinner at MiLa. The food, service and wine were top-notch. Unfortunately, there was one table, in the front of the house, that was totally out of control, and that spoiled it for all of the other diners. This was unfortunate, as there was a table of four, between us and that table, trying to conduct business around dinner. I felt so sorry for them. Our table of 12 was impossible to even have a casual conversation, due to the screams and shouts from about 20 feet away. Still, the restaurant did a great job, and when that table (about 8 - 10) finally left, all the diners applauded their departure.
We had similar at a lovely restaurant in San Mateo, and finally the management shut them down and ran them out. The entire dining room stood and applauded, as they paraded through the dining room.
I do not understand some folks' idea of a good experience. Dining at MiLa (or similar) is NOT Mardi Gras, or the Superbowl.
We want to go back, as all other aspects were great, and we want to fully enjoy our dining there.
Again, thanks for the report,