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Sorry for the dearth of posts when I was in Mexico. I only had my iPad with me and was having trouble getting it to post, for some reason. You won’t get to find out about that trip until I finish with the NOLA trip, so onward!
Saturday was the day of the wedding. That was not until 5. We would manage to get a couple important things in before then.
Many of the restaurants serve brunch and my research had helped me decide on Brennan’s.
It was within walking distance. Nicholas looked like he’d just rolled out of bed. Although we had reservations, we still had to wait a bit. I went to the bar and ordered a Mimosa. We were seated right after that.
They serve a prix fixe three course menu.
Nicholas had turtle soup.
The baked apple with “double cream” was enjoyed, as was the strawberries with “double cream”. Cause regular old single cream is not enough decadence.
If this is what an appetizer is like, I’m a little afraid of what dessert will be like.
I had the Eggs Portuguese. Flaky pastry shells filled with freshly chopped tomatoes sautéed in butter with parsley and shallots. Topped with poached eggs and covered with Hollandaise sauce. They were, in a word, delicious.
Someone had Eggs Hussard. Poached eggs atop Holland rusks, Canadian bacon and Marchand de Vin sauce. Topped with Hollandaise sauce. This is a Brennan’s original.
Regular old eggs Benedict were enjoyed too.
Dessert was prepared table side. We had Bananas Foster and Crepes Fitzgerald. Look at the size of the brown sugar ball! Where’s my insulin? Just looking at it gives me diabetes.
The Bananas Foster were as sweet as you’d expect them to be with all that sugar.
We all enjoyed our food and had a good time together.
There was quite a crowd outside. There was a band playing jazz on the sidewalk.
After brunch we made it back just in time to catch the van that was taking us on a tour of the city. They took us all over. The 9th Ward, the Garden District. Mostly it was just drive-by, but they did stop at a cemetery. The cemeteries are above ground because NOLA is below sea level.
Susie brought the leftover Muffaletta and munched on it when she got hungry.
It was a decent tour.
Next up – the wedding!