Saturday, May 26, 2007

N'AWLINS FOOD

Well this should be interesting. Fleur de Lisa has tagged me for an "Eating Out" meme. Haven't eaten out tonight......drinking in. I am not responsible for whatever I may post here. :)

Here are the rules:These are the rules:
1. Link to the name of the person who tagged you.
2. Include the state and country in which you live.
3. List your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location (locally).
4. Tag 5 other people (preferably from other countries/states) and let them know they’ve been
tagged.

There are boucoup restaraunts in New Orleans, as you know. Many I haven't been to and many I haven't been to in a long time. So I will just post the top 5 memorable ones.

1. Commanders Palace - My FAVORITE restaurant, hands down! Consistently delicious food and they serve you like royalty. Impeccable service. I have never had a bad meal or dining experience there. We always request the Parlor or The Garden Room for seating - beautiful views from the second floor. Fresh, fresh, fresh seafood with a medley of ingredients/flavors that will always please your palate. If you go in the spring be sure to get the strawberry shortcake for desert made with uber fresh Ponchatoula strawberries and a sweet biscuit with cream. Heavenly! Oh, and during the week they offer $1 martini's. Woo Hoo! One will do!

2. Mandina's - A neighborhood restaurant with basic Creole-Italian cuisine.....comfort food for New Orleanians. Great turtle soup, gumbo and trout almondine. Great red beans and rice. Great veal and spaghetti. Get there early!

3. Casamento's - First you have to know I LOVE oysters. This place has the best oyster loaf in the world. Nothing can beat it. Great oysters on the half shell too. Yum, yum, yum!

4, Johnny's Po-Boys - Another great oyster po-boy place - in the French Quarter. Nothing fancy, just great po-boys.

5. Five Happiness - Chinese - Love their Shrimp Egg Foo Young. I had it just last week. My office does take-out from there alot. It was one of the first places I dined when I moved here many moons ago.

I'd like to tag some of the NOLA bloggers to get their recommendations, but I don't find they participate in this kind of thing too much. BUT if any of you want to, please do!




4 comments:

lisa said...

I love how Commander's Place says that your experience will be nothing less than sensual. My kind of place!

Red beans and rice..mmm,mmm!

Sometimes simple is the very best. These all sound wonderful!

velverse said...

Wooohooo.. Johnny's Po-Boys. I want more oyster... more more more.

Ah. Egg Foo Young eh... It is one of my favourites too. Can eat 2 bowl of rice to go with it :D

Thanks for sharing ur great list :)

Nicole Tan said...

Commanders Palace sounds posh!! And they serve like royalty? Woo hoo…yummy and $1 martini too..that is great…Johnny’s Po-Boys and oysters….drool

Ps thanks for doing the tag. I hope you enjoyed it.. If you know of anyone else doing it please feel free to send me a message and I’ll update them too on the updated list of tag doers

cehwiedel said...

This post will be included in today's edition of the "Carnival of Hurricane Relief." See:

http://www.cehwiedel.com/cohr/