Saturday, May 26, 2018
New Orleans Originals
I first went to New Orleans in 1984, to visit the World's Fair. I was living in Florida, driving a Renault LeCar (it had a canvass sunroof and the coldest air conditioning on earth.) I drove to NOLA, spent a couple of nights in a Holiday Inn in the French Quarter, visited the exhibition. In two days, I really hadn't had any really good food - in a city famous for great food. I took a horse drawn carriage tour, and the driver pointed out all of the best places to eat, including Cafe-Du-Monde in the French Market and Brennan's. He said Brennan's had the best breakfast in town. The next morning I had the best breakfast in the world, at Brennans. The secret to good food in New Orleans, is skip the chains, and go with the locals.
I have been back four times, and I have found incredible food four times. New Orleans is one of the great food cities in the world.
On that first trip I bought a print of Antoines Restaurant. I have tried over the years to get in, but they were always booked. This tip I made reservations in advance. I was not disappointed.
The Wine Cellar at Antoine's.
What is your favorite food city?