This was a quick trip to New Orleans, and my focus wasn't the usual gumbo and hurricane-fueled madness that brings me to town. But with that semi-soberness, I explored a bit more, took photos and per usual, got a million ideas for places to check out from my Twitter community.
The playoffs being in town and us running late nixed my top two dinner choices - Irene's and Galatoire's - due to over two and a half hour waits. (Have I previously blogged about how mean I get when I'm hungry?)
I ended up defaulting to a Ralph Brennan's Bacco in the W Hotel French Quarter. It was a spot I'd been to before with great meals, so even though I wanted to try something new, it was a good backup plan.
We started with the Truffle Fettuccine, which was served with shaved parmesan and slivers of mushrooms:
For our main courses, we ordered the two specialities of Bacco, the Lobster & Shrimp Ravioli:
And the BBQ shrimp:
For dessert, we decided to walk on through the French Quarter to one of our favorite spots, Cafe Du Monde. (Stay tuned for next post...)