cafe du monde 3 times during the 4 days we were in new orleans. we stood in the long line, got a table and ordered the only thing on the menu; beignets and cafe au lait. the only decision we had to make was how many orders we wanted.
i have to admit i took an ungodly amount of photos of these fried delicacies.
they are blanketed with powdered sugar that made you choke and got all over our clothes, camera and phones. we had them for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. they are open 24-7 so really anytime is a good time for a beignet. we even brought back the mix and some chicory coffee to give as gifts and make at home.
shrimp and goat cheese with walnuts.
grilled salmon with horseradish cream.
shrimp and grits.
and amelie's bread pudding - this was amazing!
|shrimp and fontina croquettes|
it was also no surprise that the food was outstanding. because our reservations were early and we had eaten that huge muffaletta just a few hours earlier, i can't say we were starving by dinner. so we opted to share and try little bits of what was on the menu
crab and jalapeño capellini.
walking through the kitchen to get to the patio was super cool. you can eat at a table in the kitchen. i'll have to remember that for next time.
that final night, after all that walking i went back to the room to get my coat while they decided where to have dinner. melissa came up to me and said, our moms are officially done. they won't walk one more step and they're having dinner at bubba gump's just a few feet away from the hotel.
the conversations we had.
the sharing of food and laughter.