OK this is my last post about New Orleans, I promise. It was our last night in town, so Mr. Dish and I decided to go it alone and have a romantic dinner for two. Mr. B’s Bistro on Royal Street was a short walk away from our hotel, and it was a very swanky, yet relaxed restaurant.
As recommended for all first-timers, Mr. Dish got the Gumbo Ya Ya, a hearty stew with chicken and andouille sausage.
I had what was quite possibly my favorite entree of the whole trip…
Fried soft-shell crab served with creamy corn macque choux. Delish! The crab was perfect and crispy, and the CORN was hearty and sweet! Macque choux, by the way, (said, “mock shoe”) is a traditional Louisiana stewed corn dish, typically served as a side. Think creamed corn with a cajun twist!
We also had a white chocolate brownie that looked and smelled so intoxicating that I didn’t think to take a picture before we tore into it. Our romantic lady and the tramp-like dinner was only interrupted when the fire alarm went off during dessert! Nothing compliments the smell of white chocolate quite like burning grease. I quickly found out we did not have to vacate the building… but not before telling the waiter that I would take my dessert outside with me if we had to evacuate. No brownie left behind.
In all, it was a wonderful trip, and I really hope I get to visit New Orleans again soon.
But even more than exploring a new city, I enjoyed spending some uninterrupted time with my family. Shopping with Mom, sharing banana pie with Dad, going to a bar for the first time with my brother, and having Mr. Dish there to witness all the dysfunctional family moments. (Not that we had any of those.) I went for the food, and came home with lots of treasured memories!