On my list of places to eat was the Ruby Slipper for breakfast. It was a few blocks walk, out of the French Quarter, and a long wait, which I always consider a good sign.
I remember it as being a good, but not great breakfast. I had some kind of Benedict.
Zung had an omelette. Zung loves his omelettes.
We were going to do a plantation tour today. We went down to the Greyline tour “Lighthouse” ticket office, by Jackson Square and picked up our tickets. I had done a lot of research and this was the tour company I decided on. My biggest concern was spending a lot of time getting to and from the plantation. Zung wanted to sit in front, so we got on the bus right away. The driver seemed very grumpy. Until everyone was on the bus and we were on our way. Then, it was like someone flipped a switch and he had a big smile on his face and was a wealth of information that he shared with us during the long ride to the plantation and back. You could tell he took a lot of pride in New Orleans, and pretty much in his opinion, everything started in NOLA. He was a delight.
This bus went to both the Laura and Oak plantations. I had chosen the Laura from my research.
We had a great tour guide, Reneé, who was Creole and showed a lot of Creole pride and who knew a lot about the plantation. I can’t do it justice here. It was definitely worth the long drive, and if you are considering it, DO IT! There’s more to the NOLA area than drinking, eating and jazz.
There was a kitty. It seems, there is always a kitty, no matter where we go.
There was time in the gift shop both before and after the tour. A little too much time in my opinion. The tour was definitely worth it though.
Our driver gave us lots of history info on the way back.
This was from the Oaks plantation.
And just FYI, Christmas Eve in NOLA sounds like a pretty amazing experience.
When we got back to NOLA we were hungry and headed off to Central Grocery for the most amazing muffaletta sandwiches ever. Sadly, they were closed by the time we got there.
We did get to enjoy some music as we walked down the street.
We went back to the hotel and went to the bar and had some snacks there.
I had a Hurricane.
We had some classic NOLA foods.
We took a nap and then went to Revolution for our late dinner reservations.
We were the first ones there, so we waited in the bar area and ordered drinks. Dan and Anastasia and Desireé arrived. Dan brought my angel wings.
Dinner was great. I can’t tell you what these foods are. But I can tell you it was delicious.
The food and service and wine were all very good. I ordered every dessert they had for us all to try.
They brought out a box of confections at the end.
Can you say YUM? Can you say STUFFED?
It is always nice to get together with family, and it was an amazing dinner. Definitely a day to remember.