Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Last year, after dropping my son and a friend of his at camp, the rest of us drove on to New Orleans.

We breakfasted on french donuts and Cafe au Lait both mornings we were in the Big Easy – at Cafe Beignet, on Royal Street, and Cafe Du Monde on Decatur.

the adorable Cafe Beignet

the adorable Cafe Beignet

Cafe au Lait and Beignets at Cafe Beignet

Cafe au Lait and Beignets at Cafe Beignet

Cafe Du Monde Cafe au Lait and Beignets

yummy Cafe Du Monde Beignets and Cafe au Lait

We loved the morning we spent walking around the Audubon Zoo.

the Audubon Zoo entrance

the Audubon Zoo entrance

NOLA orangutang– the entertaining Orangutan

the whimsical carousel

the whimsical carousel

and lunch was found at Mothers Restaurant, which opened its doors in 1938 and has been serving incredible food ever since.

NOLA mothers– Mothers Restaurant

Mum and I shared the Famous Ferdi Special, with cheese

Mum and I shared the Famous Ferdi Special (ham, roast beef, debris and gravy) with cheese

We then had an absolutely incredible dining experience at Restaurant R’evolution, on Bienville Street, in the heart of the legendary French Quarter. We sat in the gorgeous bar area, and after reading the menu, ordered a French R’evolution cocktail to start. This fabulous mixture of Armagnac, Ratafia de Champagne, grapefruit, raspberries and mint, was “handcrafted in the spirit of the seven nations that came to Louisiana and created the unique food and cocktail culture”.

the delicious French R'evolution cocktail

the delicious French R’evolution cocktail

the gorgeous Beer Battered Crab Beignets with Four Remoulades

the gorgeous Beer Battered Crab Beignets with Four Remoulades

We spent another morning on a fascinating guided walking tour of St Louis Cemetery #1. Because New Orleans is built on a swamp, all graves are aboveground.

The tomb of Marie Laveau, the legendary voodoo queen

The tomb of Marie Laveau, the legendary voodoo queen

view inside St Louis Cemetery #1

view inside St Louis Cemetery #1

another view from the walking tour

another view from the walking tour

view just outside the cemetery

view just outside the cemetery

We completed our visit with a delightfully memorable lunch at Mr. B’s Bistro, one of our favorite spots in this wonderful city. With a focus on Creole cuisine and utilizing fresh regional products, we have never been disappointed.

the fabulous Mr. B's

the fabulous Mr. B’s

the featured cocktail

the featured cocktail

mr b's bread

 

Advertisements