Monday, July 12, 2010

New Orleans Trip

Several weeks ago I took a trip with my friend Brigitte to go pick up her nieces in Louisiana and bring them back to Texas for a visit. Road trip! Let me just preface by saying that this trip wasn't ALL about the food, but pretty close. My taste buds were singing!

First off, Brigitte surprised me by stopping for lunch in Lafayette at Prejean's! In the past, she and I had cooked out of their cookbook, and it was delicious!

I had the Eggplant Pirogue Prejean. It was half an eggplant, peeled with the insides scraped out to make a boat. It was battered and deep fried and filled with crawfish, catfish, and eggplant in a dark roux. Oh my word people! I also bought their cookbook to add to my collection. Kevin has been to Prejean's in the past and was very distraught that I decided to eat eggplant at one of the best Cajun restaurants in the world.

I wish I would have photographed what her momma made for us for dinner that night... seafood gumbo, potato salad with shrimp (!!!), and a three layer yellow cake with praline filling and chocolate frosting! The BEST potato salad I have ever had in my life. I wonder if she'll give me the recipe. It was all so wonderful..... Oh, sorry. I started daydreaming about it.
We spent most of Saturday in New Orleans. We started off at Cafe Du Monde for beignets and cafe au lait.

I was just a tad bit excited.

This is Brigitte's happy face. Really, really happy!!!

We went into the Old Opera House to hear some great jazz!

Lunch at Breannan's...

By this point I was starting to look a little worse for wear. It was HOT and HUMID!
A New Orleans French Quarter classic... Bourbon Street.

All in all, I really like New Orleans. I don't think I would go to Mardi Gras... ever, but I really liked the city. Great food! Two thumbs up! Yeah for road trips with great girlfriends! Thank you Brigitte for taking me with you and showing me such a great time!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed Nola! Did you like Brennan's! I would have completely loved it, minus the hair in my bananas foster. Kinda ruined the experience for me. But my poached eggs and trout were fantastic!!!