|How nice to wake up to pastries and|
fruit at The Audubon Cottages each morning!
|Fresh, hot beignets getting a generous dusting of powdered sugar at Cafe du Monde.|
|Perfection: hot, crispy beignets coated with a generous helping of powdered sugar...what a way to start the day!|
|A New Orleans institution...serving Cajun food in|
the French Quarter since 1979.
|Two of the nicest people you'll ever meet...Brenda Prudhomme and her husband, |
K-Paul's Executive Chef Paul Miller.
|Perfect fish and chips: light-as-air beer batter, tender fish, and amazing tarter sauce!|
|A traditional Irish breakfast: eggs, hash browns, baked beans, grilled tomato, three kinds of sausage, and bacon.|
|Duck breast stuffed with savory brie and sweet figs, served over celeriac puree with yellow squash and zucchini.|
|This was our first time to try pork cheeks, but they were amazing...succulent and fork-tender!|
The sweet and savory honey-clove sauce paired perfectly with the savory pork.
|The perfect ending to a wonderful meal:|
a dessert duo featuring Guinness
and Bailey's Irish Cream!
|The Weekend Gourmet gang with Chef Matt Murphy after a fabulous afternoon at The Irish House.|
By the time our meal was over, it had been a full day of eating...literally from sun up to way past sun down! We made our way back to our cottage, changed into our pj’s, and were asleep almost immediately. We needed plenty of time to digest...because we still had one more foodie adventure on the agenda before we left New Orleans: Sunday Jazz Brunch at the legendary Commander’s Palace. To hear all about that -- and learn about some of the best sweet treats NOLA has to offer -- come back here on Monday.
Disclosure: The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted our trip to New Orleans, arranging all of the complimentary meals eaten to facilitate this article. All photographs were taken by my husband, Michael K. Garcia. They are copyrighted and may not be reproduced or copied without express written permission.