You have been given six months to live what are your last meals in New Orleans?
I have to have turtle soup from commanders, spumoni from angelo brocatos, and a poboy from parkway. And my last blowout meal is of course Galatoire's.
Hopefully it is not 6 months from today because as "roro1831" has indicated it would have to be in crawfish season and that is at least 8 months away. I would eat boiled crawfish from Schaffer and Rusich until they pulled the plug on me. Love the crawdad, properly seasoned with a nice quantity of cold beer and saltines :-)
If I were given 6 months and was in NO the entire time, I'm afraid I would eat myself into a coma in about 2 months. BBQ shrimp from Deanie's Bucktown, BBQ shrimp from Mr. B's, BBQ shrimp from Pascal's Manale, charbroiled oysters from Dragos, fried oysters and soft shell crab from Casamento's, crawfish rice from Cafe Atchafalaya, beignets from Cafe beignet, frozen coffee from CDM, one of everything from Galatoire's, shrimp poboy from Johnny's, chicken liver poboy and onion rings from Mahoneys, boudin balls and pomme frites from Boucherie, and now I'm hungry so I will stop.
I remember a similar question about this from some time ago. One gentleman replied that if he knew it was his last meal he would buy $100 worth of chicken from Popeye's and eat nothing but the skin.
Along the same line of self-inflicted "death by food", I would go to Mosca's and have the Oysters Mosca and the Chicken a la Grande. There would be no vampires at my funeral!
I would definitely have the grilled oysters from Felix's, fried pickles from Fiorella's, 400 dozen raw oysters from anywhere in NOLA, softshell crab sandwich at Casamento's, a few Bloody Mary's from the Gumbo Shop, the pan seared gulf fish from Dante's Kitchen, a table full of spicy crawdads at Cooter Brown's, breakfast twice a day at Camelia Grille in the FQ, BBQ shrimp from Mr B's, and the banana cream pie from Emeril's. Oh, and some gumbo from Dooky Chase's. We only have 6 months, right?
August: tempura fried buster crabs, napoleon of nougatine
Lilette: truffled parmesean toast with marrow
Brigtsen's: softshell with pecan meuniere
Cafe Giovanni: crab and corn bisque (rarely on the menu)
GW Fins: cold smoked sizzling oysters, Scalibut with lobster risotto
Revolution/Mr. John's: crab beignets(Revolution) bone marrow sauce(Revolution) over a med rare ribeye from Mr. John's (Revolution's lacks a sufficient crust).
Commander's: turtle soup and gumbo
Willie Mae's: fried chicken...a large plate wings
Pascal's Manale/Felix's: 1/2 shell
Emeril's: andouille crusted redfish(no drum, please)
Coquette: fried oysters with peach hot sauce
Herbsaint: porkbelly, gnocchi, short rib, duck confit, Haitian dacquiri
Dakota: gourmet mac n cheese
Hong Kong Market: bahn mi
K Jean: crawfish
Domenica: mushroom soup, lasagna bolognese
Irene's: crabcake with macque choux
Bozo's: oyster poboy
Galatoire's: pompano with meuniere and crabmeat, martini/ olive bowl, turtle soup
Popeyes: spicy wings
Great list Jazzy! - i'll give this a go as well - these types of thread are alot of fun -for those who like to eat/dream glutonously! Listed in no particular order
Camellia Grill - griddled pecan pie w/ ice cream
R&O's - roast beef poboy
Boucherie - boudin balls w/ fries
Bon Ton - bread pudding w/ whiskey sauce, crab meat au gratin
Domenica - bolzano & calabrese pizzas
Drago's (Metarie) - chargrilled oysters
Luke - raws
August - gnocci w/ parmesan & truffle
Liuzza's BTT - garlic oyster poboy
Antoine's - oysters rock, bienville & foch
Bayona - duck pb&j
Central Grocery - muff
Coop's - seafood gumbo
Felix's - raws
Galitoire's - oysters en brochette, godchaux salad, eggplant, sauteed soft shell meuniere amandine
GW Fins - scalibut
Irene's Cuisine - soft shelled crab w/ linguine
Mr. B's - bbq shrimp, gumbo ya ya
Muriel's - shrimp & goatcheese crepes
Yo Mama's - blue cheese burger
POC - cheeseburger & baker
Commanders Palace - turtle soup, seafood gumbo, oyster absinthe dome, bread pudding souffle
Coquette - anything
Mr John's - ribyeye
Surrey's - corned beef/andouille/boudin hash
Casamentos - oyster loaf, soft shelled loaf, raws
Pho Tau Bay - pho
Willie Mae's - chicken
Parkway's - surf and turf poboy, shrimp po boy, turkey & alligator sausage gumbo, dirty fries
Domilese's - shrimp po boy
Bozo's - oyster poboy
Kid Creole - roast beef poboy
Brigtsen's - soft shelled crab, duck, pecan pie, anything really
Pascal Manale's - bbq shrimp
Patois - anything really
Lilette - marrow toast
Emeril's - banana cream pie, pork chop, smoked mushroom angel hair
Cochon Butcher - muff, boudin
La Boca - hanger steak
I'm going to have to post twice on this. I'm going to be drinking a lot of hurricanes while I mull over all the places I'll need to go.
I will have to eat several times at Felix's and the Acme and have lots of spumoni from Angelo Brocato's. I might not make it six months. I have never gotten to eat at at Galatoire's, Commander's Palace or Tujague's or Pascal's Manale and I will remedy that right away. I know will have the BBQ shrimp at Pascal's Manale. I haven't been to Delmonico's since Emeril has owned it and I will be eating there several times too.
I gave up eating oysters at all, but with a six month terminal time, I will be eating oysters on the half shell at Felix's and the Acme during that six months. Oyster po-boys at the Acme and crabmeat po-boys at Felix's.
I'll spend a lot of time eating beignets at the Cafe du Monde and drinking coffee. Thanks for giving me the six months but I think my eating choices will easily shorten that.