Thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes!! We had an extraordinary and very special birthday 😉
Picking back up of our birthday trip to New Orleans…
We had a great first day despite the rainy weather, and boy did the city come alive when the weather is nicer.
Enjoyed a simple breakfast at the coffee shop in our hotel. We each enjoyed two cups of coffee, two bananas, and smoked salmon with tomato slice.
Took the street car up to Garden district.
Walked around the neighborhoods admiring the beautiful homes.
Walked down magazine street.
Walked around till we worked up an appetite.
We enjoyed lunch at Salu Restaurant. A tapas style place. Very cute inside.
We were so hungry we forgot to take a picture of the mussels before we ate them. haha sorry
Enjoyed bloody marys.
Lori enjoyed a beautiful ahi tuna salad.
Michelle enjoyed lamb with lima beans.
And we each enjoyed a slice of our moms pizza – fig goat cheese! YUM!
Walked around some more, even walked through Lafayette Cemetery.
Took the street car back into town then did more walking around.
Walking around the city was the perfect way to see everything, plus get some exercise! As all we did was eat and drink, haha
Enjoyed coffee and beignets at Cafe Du Monde.
Cafe Du Monde was PACKED!!! Crazy busy. And we could see why, it was very good!
This was our first time having beignets. The beignets were different.
Not gluten-free, but worth every bite.
Thought you guys ate gluten-free? We do! 99% of the time. We have a very high intolerance to gluten, but there are times when we just want to try something. And this trip we allowed ourselves to enjoy things we normally do not eat.
We walked around the French Market.
Like we mentioned before, people were everyone! Completely different feel than when we walked around the New Orleans yesterday.
Walked up and down the streets and came across many areas where people were gathering listening to music.
It was a lot of fun! Everyone just out having a good time.
Walked all the way back to our hotel to relax a little before heading back out.
Enjoyed a cocktail by the pool. The Roosevelt had a beautiful pool area.
Dinner was at Emeril’s Restaurant.
Ever since we briefly started planning this trip last fall, we knew we wanted to eat at Emerils. This place is always booked, so good thing we booked it so far in advance. Something like 6 months it is booked for! So if you ever want to eat here make sure you plan ahead.
Our first Emerils restaurant experience was amazing, so we were all pretty excited to eat here.
Started off with Emeril’s New Orleans Barbeque shrimp and some cocktails while we decided what to order for dinner.
AMAZING! Wish there was more of it to eat 😉
Michelle ordered the Andouille Crusted Drum.
Lori ordered Barbecue Glazed Salmon.
We actually ended up splitting our two plates as we each wanted to try both dishes.
And both dishes were beyond good. The flavors were amazing. All the different textures just went paired beautiful with the sauces.
Seriously cannot say enough about these dishes. Everyone else enjoyed their meals too! If you want to have exceptional food and stellar service make sure you eat at Emeril’s restaurant in New Orleans. You will not be disappointed!
Ordered Emeril’s coffee. No idea what was in it, but Lori and I never tasted something so good before!
And for DESSERT… chocolate peanut butter pie!
Ya this was mind blowing good!
We sure left Emeril’s full and satisfied!
But we did not end our night there.
We heard about so many must-have drinks in New Orleans. We tried The Hurricane the first night and did not like it.
So Thursday night we tried New Orleans Famous Sazerac cocktail at the Sazerac Bar.
Again did not like it.
Guess we are not much of fancy drink lovers haha. But all the amazing food sure has made up for the not-s0-good drinks.