Weekend Adventures: New Orleans

February 29, 2016

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

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. 

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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