A lot of what we do when we are in a new place involves the local cuisine.
With around 20 more trips to New Orleans in our future, and two meals per trip, I'm pretty sure we'll have a good handle on the local flavors and the places not to be missed.
On our most recent trip we visited The Gumbo Shop on St Peters St. in the French Quarter and Nacho Mama.
|How pretty. You too, babe!|
|Sooo me. Rich, creamy, decadent.|
|My thoughts exactly. MmmAzing. :)|
Unfortunately, Will was underwhelmed with his apple pie. The cheddar and bacon flavor didn't come through in the topping, so it wasn't as special as it first appeared. However, the gelato was very good. They had a carrot cake gelato that I might have to try next time. I can say with no uncertainty, we will be visiting Sucre again in the very near future.
To round out the trip we stopped at Central Grocery in the French Quarter on our way out of town and picked up a whole muffaletta for the road. This is said to be where the muffaletta was invented. Somebody must have put the word out because the line this time was out the door and down the sidewalk. In the three times I've been, I've always had to wait, but never that long. But it's well worth it. I'm not a huge green olive fan, but the olive salad is very balanced, quite chunky. The cheese is delicious. This time the bread was slightly softer than before, and for me, that really put it over the top. I doubt there will be a trip that we don't make a stop at Central Grocery.