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We met in the lobby and walked to Soubou, described as a “Spirited restaurant south of Bourbon,” and was “created by Commander’s family of restaurants.” It was a very hip atmosphere. There was a beer tap in the middle of the table, with a little computer that kept track of what you took.
They also had things that looked like vending machines with wine in them. You could buy a “wine card” for any amount of money. The machines (one for reds and one for whites) dispensed a sip, a taste or a glass. They were of varying values. I didn’t try it, but will next time. I had something called a Tall Boy. I can’t remember what was in it, but it was yummy.
Zung had a Margarita.
Susie had a Daiquiri.
Nicholas had a martini (or two).
We ordered a variety of small plates. There was a constant stream of food that just kept coming.
Susie was particularly fond of the bacon mac and cheese. We ordered seconds of this.
The Pork Cracklin’ was not a hit. It’s described as “Crispy Pork Skin…it is what it is”. What it was not, was tasty.
The Yellowfin Tuna Cones were though. Pineapple and coconut tuna tartare with basil and avocado ice cream. Incredibly yummy combination. We got seconds of these as well.
The Bluecrab mousse in a jar (with ghost pepper caviar and herb painted crackers) was good, but not encore worthy.
We had the heirloom tomato salad. Yum.
Boudin balls, which were good, but not as good as Boucherie.
The Satsuma painted grilled shrimp was good.
The Duck debris and butternut beignets were kind of blah and boring.
It was nice to be together. It had been a while.
Our waitress offered dessert. We didn’t want to pass that up! There was the Cherries Jubilee bread pudding. It made a very respectable showing in the bread pudding competition.
The kids shared the Chocolate coma bars. They were a hit, but very intense. This was no dessert for wimps.
Zung had the Dark and stormy banana rum cake, also very intense.
I had some Moscato.
This restaurant was definitely a hit. Yummy, innovative food.
The boys left before us and we were going to meet at the Hotel Monteleone for drinks.
The bar area of HM was crowded. We were looking for a table when we noticed a party of people leaving. We hovered and swooped in to get the two small tables.
I had some red wine and Susie had another Daiquiri.
The boys showed up and the waitress, Rachel, came over to get our order. Patrick ordered some kind of drink and she came back and asked him something about his order. The funny part was, she had her hands all over him! First she put her hand on his shoulder and then ran her hand down his arm. It was pretty funny to watch. Patrick has a very magnetic personality and smile. I think he smiles at women like he’s never smiled at anyone like that before. They start acting all stupid. I’ve seen it with women (and girls) of all ages.
The boys left after a bit, to get into all kinds of trouble. They were slow learners in NOLA.
Tomorrow the itinerary included the one place EVERYONE recommended that I simply MUST go to while in NOLA.
Does it live up to the hype? Well, you’ll just have to check back to find out.