A quick 24 hour trip to New Orleans with my husband challenged us to try and hit all the high points on a list my good friend gave us. It included eating at great landmarks and discovering new ones. Okay, so I admit it was mostly an eating trip, but I also got some great pictures of the cathedral at Jackson Square, ate steaming hot, fluffy beignets at Cafe Du Monde, then walked off breakfast and found colorful homes right in the heart of the French Quarter. After a quick visit in the French Quarter we made our way over to the Garden district, not to shop, but of course to go to Sucre where I bought the most decadent truffles I have ever had in my life!
For lunch we headed to Cochon Butcher where I tried boudin sausage for the first time. Now, I never understood why people made such a big deal about boudin sausage, but now I completely understand. Other things I devoured included gumbo and jalepeno cornbread at Emeril's NOLA, and lobster dumplings at G.W. FINS (no pictures for those because I ate them too quickly!) Before we decided to head home, we hit up Hotel Monteleone for a drink to cool down after walking around most of the day. The unique point of Hotel Monteleone is the carousel bar. You can sit and enjoy a cocktail while the bar slowly turns, taking 15 minutes before it makes a full circle. It was definitely a great way to end the quick trip. New Orleans colorful sights, jazzy sounds, and mouth watering food illustrates creole culture to the fullest!
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