The last installment of our stay in New Orleans.
I can’t get over how beautiful the architecture was in the French Quarter.
This is an actual concern.
Hex Voodoo Shop is one of the coolest stops in all of NOLA. Even if you don’t believe in voodoo, the shop is well worth a browse. Be sure to talk with the interesting and knowledgeable staff who can recommend a potion or remedy for any sort of issue you may have.
We had our cards read by a Salem witch and asked some questions to the Spikeomancy board.
Our last meal in New Orleans was at Commander’s Palace, possibly the most famous restaurant in all of NOLA. This place is old school upscale, like stark white napkins and table cloths and a waiter each for bread and water.
Soup trio: turtle, gumbo, and chicken black bean (their daily special). Commander’s Palace is known for its turtle soup, but personally I couldn’t get enough of their chicken black bean special. It was so much more flavorful than the turtle, which felt a little overpowered by the sherry.
Roasted, chicory coffee lacquered, stuffed quail. I honestly don’t remember what the quail was stuffed with that day (some sort of grain-y yet tasty stuffing). The quail was perfectly roasted, still juicy and not dry. The real star of the dish, however, was the charred bits of pancetta the quail was served on.
The famous bread pudding souffle. To be honest, I wasn’t that impressed. It was a bit too egg-y and the bourbon sauce a bit too strong.
The peach and blueberry cobbler, however, was unbelievable.
Before we left New Orleans, we had to make a stop at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, an above ground cemetery. The reason the graves are above ground is because of the low sea level of New Orleans. It makes for an eerie setting, perfect for walking around on a misty gray morning.