I've said it before, and I'll say it again - I love working in the French Quarter!
French Quarter Fest is in full swing. Some of New Orleans' finest restaurants are serving up their specialities. Yesterday and today a few of us from work spent our lunch hour grazing among them. Here's the list of what my group ate.
At Jackson Square:
Tujague's - Brisket with their signature horseradish sauce, $5. The brisket is tender and flavorful with the perfect amount of horseradish. It's one of my favorites at the Fest.
*Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House - BBQ shrimp po'boy, $6. The shrimp are sauteed in small batches with just the right amount of butter and spices then stuffed into a 5-inch "heel" of French bread. Highly recommended!
Mrs. Wheat's - Meat pie, $4. Turnover filled with steaming hot mixture of meat and spices. I love these meat pies at festivals.
Jacques Imo's - Slow-roasted Duck po'boy, $6. Tender duck topped with slaw. The meat not well-seasoned and a bit bland.
Crepes a la Cart - Strawberry & Nutella crepes, $5. Watch your crepe being made. Delicate crepes filled with just the right amount of Nutella and fresh Louisiana strawberries.
Love At First Bite - Cochon de lait po'boy, $7. Mounds of juicy pork topped with a little slaw and creole mustard. Same vendor as Jazz Fest. C'est si bon!
*GW Fins - Fish taco, $3. Chunks of perfectly grilled fresh fish on a small white corn tortilla with a little bit of fresh cilantro and slaw topped with Chef Flynn's house-made hot sauce. A must have!
Boucherie - Krispy Kreme bread pudding, $4. Yes, you read that right. Bread pudding made with doughnuts topped with a butter rum sauce. Lawd, gawd. Talk about rich ... and good!
Quintin's Ice Cream - Cafe au lait, $4. Creamy, not too sweet. Nice way to cool off.
So, there it is. My 2011 French Quarter Festival Graze Report. Bon appetit, y'all!!
(To read more about food at the Fest all weekend, check out Colleen Rush's reviews here.)
* = Don't miss.