We made it swiftly and safely to New Orleans – beer in hand on Bourbon Street!
Our flight was quick and easy.
That pear made another return! This time I ate him 🙂 I knew we weren’t having dinner for ages, so I had a bigger snack than usual –
And I had a Vega Whole Food Bar.
The bar was just OK. I really didn’t like it at first – the taste was very strange. But as I nibbled through (and I took a looong time to nibble), I liked it more and more for the seeds and other crunchy things. And the nutritionals are stellar – a lot packed into one little bar. I don’t like berry flavored things, so maybe I was just sent the wrong flavor. I’d like to try another!
Soon enough we were in the French Quarter with Andrew!
We had dinner reservations at 7:45 and decided to walk to K Pauls, our restaurant, and stop at a bar on the way. Andrew took us to an international beer house where we sample some brews
I got a Lazy Magnolia Pecan Ale – YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They were able to give me a 10 oz cup – loved that since I didn’t want to drink too much.
Loved the beer!
Karen stopped in a got a hand grenade. It was suppper sweet – not her style –but I think she liked it for the fun.
NOLA has some funny signs!
We went to K Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen for dinner – the founder of blackening spice!
We had the Ferrari-Carrano Fume Blanc for the table to share, and I had 2 small glasses throughout the evening (it was one of those “keep her glass full” kind of waitresses
HOLY BREAD BASKET!!
They brought TWO of these to the table – jalapeno cheddar, pecan muffins, biscuits and traditional rolls. Matt and I split one of three of them – SO GOOD!!!
We wanted to do the food all traditional New Orleans, so Matt ordered the Frog Legs. I had a bite – just like chicken! The spicy sauce was actually quite good!
Karen got the fried oysters. Best oysters of my life!! I had one –
I ordered a house salad with dill dressing. Simple, but good –
I decided to pass on an entree. Honestly, I could have just had bread, wine and salad and been perfectly satisfied!!! The Vega bar held me over really well (and the beer helped 😉 ) So Matt and I split the Blackened Drum Fish for an entree. It was good, but waaaay too salty. Hope it wasn’t that blackening seasoning!
My salad-size plate with some of Karen’s fried flounder (which totally exceeded my expectations!) I had a piece of drum fish, veggies, mashed potato bite, flounder and another half of a jalapeno roll.
Lastly, we shared a bread pudding seven ways! But you know what – that white stuff was butter and not ice cream. It was waaaaayyy too rich. Surprisingly, I only had one bite and that was enough.
The boys decided to go out for more drinks, and Karen, Gran Bett and I walked back to our hotel.
I am really pleased that I am not too full or too tipsy tonight. Hopefully I can keep soaking up the NOLA fun without sacrificing my feel good mode.