New Orleans Food Itinerary: Need Advice
I’m heading down to New Orleans soon for work and then staying a few extra days for fun. I’d appreciate any advice you might have on my picks and helping me finalize some breakfast & lunch options. I know the city well and will have a car so there are no constraints on locations. I’m adventurous and would generally prefer to have meals I wouldn't be able to find outside New Orleans.
Thursday: Lunch at Cochon Butcher, Dinner on the North Shore with friends (their choice)
Friday: Breakfast at the Old Coffee Pot or The Peppermill in Metairie, Lunch at either Joey K’s or St. James Cheese Co., mid-afternoon gelato at La Divina Gelateria, Dinner at Herbsaint, After-dinner drinks at the Napoleon House
Saturday: Breakfast at Café Beignet, Lunch at the Parkway Bakery, La Boulangerie or Dong Phuong, Dinner at Brigsten’s (is the Shell Beach Diet as amazing as it sounds?)
Sunday: Brunch at Galatoire’s? Then pick up muffulettas at Johnny’s to take home with me.
Galatoire’s is the only place on the list that I’ve been to before and I know Sunday brunch might not be the most popular time to go but I fell in love with their Eggs Benedict 16 years ago on my first trip. I’m willing to go a different day if you think Sunday is a mistake or to try a new place if you think I’d be missing something special. The soft-shell benedict at Katie’s on Iberville sounds intriguing. I’m trying not to spend too much money while I’m there, but figured Herbsaint & Galatoire’s were worth the splurge.
One more thing, I wanted to thank everyone that recommended restaurants for our company’s big dinner next week. I gave them a list of five recommendations and they choose Palace Café, which wouldn’t have been my first choice. A little nervous that it won’t be up to par. It doesn’t need to be fantastic, just decent food and service. Any reassurances would be appreciated.
Thanks for your help!