February 29, 2016

Weekend Adventures: New Orleans

It's pretty rare for me to have a weekend off so with a small window to do some traveling, Twin Sista, Erin and I took a very quick jaunt to New Orleans for an culinary trip a few weekends ago. 27 hours in NOLA was just enough time to eat, explore and eat some more. 

Cajun/Creole Fare:
Everything we sampled on our short trip was completely delicious. The true standouts were the wood-fired oysters and crawfish pie from Cochon and the chicken and smoked mushroom hash from Compere Lapin

Beignets:
Fried, soft, pillowy and sweet---whether they're from the iconic Cafe du Monde or the gourmet ones from Compere Lapin, New Orleans's beignets don't disappoint (and they're so tasty when dipped in chocolate!). 
Walking Sites:
We walked off our culinary adventures by taking in the French Quarter, an above ground cemetery and the antebellum mansions of the Garden District. 

Snacks:
Between meal delights at the St. James Cheese Company and District Donuts and Sliders
And homemade Opera Cake (thanks, Mike!). 

And a To-Go Meal: 
my New Orleans muffuletta "souvenir" from Cochon Butcher

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