I do remember our first stop and that was for Gumbo at Antoine's, one of the oldest restaurants in the French Quarter. The picture doesn't do it justice as the gumbo was quite good. I might give the slight nod to Poppy's seafood gumbo the day before but regardless, I might have become a gumbo fan just from this trip alone.
|Gumbo at Antoine's|
We were really fortunate to have a gorgeous day for our walking tour.
Part of our tour included visiting a private home in the French Quarter. I took a lot of pictures but I hesitate to post so many pics of someone's home for privacy reasons (even though it was part of the tour) so I'll compromise with one picture. This is one of the rooms in the back part of the house. The front and back houses are separated by an enclosed patio which houses patio furniture and lushly growing plants. The house itself is full of history and portraits of family ancestors and days gone by.
Cochon - a restaurant that specializes in traditional Southern Cajun cooking. We sat in tables of 5 and 6 and ordered dishes to share. Well, at least as much as any of us could eat since I wasn't the only one hitting my caloric limit. Not that I didn't give it my all....
|Appetizer: deep-fried sausage balls (I'm sure they had a more elegant name)|