I typically take an annual trip to my favorite city, New Orleans for Essence Festival or Mardi Gras. Since I’m sure a lot of you will be attending the festival next year, especially after watching Girls Trip and as the festival gains popularity. I’m confident that this list will come in handy at some point in the next year.
While I always find amazing dishes to try in NOLA, during my last trip, I definitely found some true gems. So after you take a French Quarter Tour, go explore some of these dishes in the French Quarter, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
“Death By Gumbo”
The description: Quail stuffed with rice, andouille sausage and oysters in an authentic thick roux
The verdict: this dish was absolutely amazing. Once you take out the four bones from the quail, you can mix everything together, which makes for a rich and flavorful gumbo.
The verdict: it’s a messy dish but the broth is so good, you’ll be dipping countless pieces of French bread in it. Don’t worry about the mess, the restaurant will give a bib so that you can get as messy as you want.
“”Gulf Shrimp & Cornmeal Dumplings”
The description: mustard greens, roasted sweet potato, ham reduction
The verdict: a very nice change from the usual “Shrimp & Grits” combo. The broth in this dish is absolutely amazing especially with the crunchy mustard greens.
“Beer Battered Crab Beignets”
The verdict: the beignets are an amazing treat and definitely something different from the usual dessert orientated beignets. The four different roumalade sauces are very tasty.
The description: fried Mississippi rabbit, creamed collards, eggs over easy, pickled pork jus
The verdict: I’ve never had rabbit before but this combination is so tasty that I didn’t even squirm at the idea of eating rabbit. I finished every bite because it was simply delicious