I’ve had a wonderful day, but it isn’t over yet. I thought I’d post now, though.
This morning I went to Cafe du Monde for chicory coffee and beignets. Because, sometimes you just have to do that. I remember Cafe du Monde from my very first visit to New Orleans, back in 1990. It was still lovely.
Then I took the St. Charles street car out to the Garden District. Completely different feel from the French Quarter. Beautiful tree-lined streets and mansions. Very quiet. And while I loved it, I’m not convinced that’s where I want to live.
However, I also walked around the Lower Garden District, and I’m not convinced I want to live there either. *sigh*
When I come back at the end of July to actually rent something, I might have to rent a car to get everywhere I want to visit in terms of neighborhoods. Or else spend more time here. Hmmm.
Lunch today was at Jackson. The kitchen was running a bit behind, so to tide me over they brought me an appetizer — the Gorgonzola cheese cake. Really tasty.
My main dish was also an appetizer — the Moules et Frites NOLA (mussels and fries.) Spicy and yummy. Huge bowl full of mussels — more than enough for a meal.
Dinner tonight was at La Peniche (they don’t have a web site.) I went for comfort food — Eggs Benedict. (The waiter did recommend it.) It was really tasty — the Hollendaise sauce had a nice spiciness to it. And the grits were perfectly cooked — neither gummy or runny.
Later tonight I’m going to The Spotted Cat to listen to some music and meet up with some people. Should be fun!
ETA: I forgot to add — there’s a PARADE tomorrow. Going right by my hotel.