All about Food, Culture and Spice
A city that stands out in all the cities of the United States. A place full of history, amazing culture, so unique in every way. It is also the birth place of Jazz, where Tabasco and other hot sauces originated. I am in awe and I just fell in love with the city immediately. Apart from the music and art, food plays a big part.
New Orleans has very unique cuisine. It is heavily influenced by Creole and Cajun cuisine, Creole being a city kind of food while Cajun are more of country cuisine. I tried too many dishes whilst in town, opportunity comes only once. Below are the places I have visited.
Cafe Du Monde is the first stop. It is the oldest doughnut shop in the whole of America and maybe in the entire world, founded in 1862. It is located at the french quarter, surprisingly super-packed with tourist 24/7, you’ll think its quite ridiculous but wait until you try their famous beignets!
It has become a very successful cafe even though they only serve minimal food items on their menu, that is “french doughnut and cafe au lait” they have been attracting a lot of customers nonstop, a lot of tourists, the place is now considered a landmark.
We headed towards Bourbon street on the same night and discovered another place to dine in, Acme serves the best grilled oysters in town! They also serve the best seafood jambalaya, the one that I had was really tasty despite its simple ingredients. The restaurant is all about seafood because life is more fun with seafood as they say!
Po’boy short for poor boy’s sandwich is another type of delicacies in New Orleans. It looks very simple but the explosion of flavour packed in a well-toasted baguette was really delicious. I even ordered a take out!
Oak Alley is another historical place we visited, it is a sugarcane plantation located at the west bank of Missisipi river. It offers a beautiful landscape with its hidden nook and crannies, despite its dark and heavy history, it is another place packed with tourists.
Next we visited the french-quarter, the historical district of New Orleans. They have amazing fresh oysters, plenty of things to see in the market. I went around the market stalls a couple of times, being all fascinated with the items on sale. I have also seen a lot of buskers or street performers showing off their skills.
It was a wonderful experience and a very memorable trip. Hope you enjoyed reading!