Houston to New Orleans
- otherbrotherdarrell Mar 31, 2013 11:41 AM
Bro Doobiewah always says I post in the wrong post and I did post this originally in an old one ( I didn't realize how old), so I'm reposting afresh on the drive back.
On the drive to NOLA
Stopped at What-a-Burger but that's beside the point.
The real question is where to go when in New Orleans.
My partner and I lucked out and wandered into R'evolution last night without a reservation. The only table open was the Chef’s Dining Room, an intimate room with seating for six, overlooking the restaurant’s main kitchen line, WOW.
The chef attended us the sommelier paired our courses.
The table was a 2000 year old cypress dug out of the swamp on tv by the Ax Men. The chef expediting on one side, six seats on the other side pretty nice show.
We got a taste of the capicola made there as well as a hamachi amuse-bouche w/raspberry, oh my, the charcuterie must be something to behold.
My partner ordered the Beer-battered Crab Beignets with Four Rémoulades, and a Resling was accompanying. I had the Sizzling Oysters R’evolution With Smoked Bienville Butter. I was told the butter was infused with in house smoked oysters. They were served on a slab of salt and I had a nice rose champagne that paired perfect.
Partner had Grilled Striped Bass with Caramel Turnips, Braised Chard, Lemon Verbena Broth as his main, once again I didn't get to taste, blast. I had Braised Boneless Short Ribs with Rutabaga-Citrus Purée, Red Wine Sauce. I do a pretty mean short rib myself, this one was great, but the show stopper was the Truffled Mashed Potatoes. Truffles are just in season, the chef grated extra over mine, I just couldn't stop eating them. Well I did because I didn't manager to finish either dish. I was paired with a red French, don't ask me which.
We thought about desert but just couldn't, which turned out good as they brought out a small jewel box with about 8 different small sweets, which they called something I didn't catch, as a thank you for dinning with them.
There, that's for Doobiewah.
Easter brunch this morning was at NOLA but that's another post.
Fun times, Other Brother! I love the word, "blast!" We took a turn at NOLA recently, and at the risk of having this whole post removed summarily, I give you my take:
After all, how are Houston folks to recommend NOLA places if they keep removing the posts to the NOLA site??
We missed R'evolution despite repeated recommendations to same. Will correct that next time.
You and doobs are hilarious, by the way. Someday, we will meet!