Learning from our experience in a long distance relationship for 5 years now, “The Chef” and I have learned to make sure we make time for date nights and even romantic getaways even if it’s a “staycation”. This was one of those weekends and of course, we love to eat…
Amuse Bouche: Bruschetta. MmMm this was delish! VERY close to my favorite bruschetta ever…
Sesame bread. Not my fav, but a good change up from what I’m used to.
Oysters Tommy: Romano cheese. Pancetta. Roasted bell pepper.
Oysters Rockefeller: Spinach. Herbs. Herbsaint.
Oysters Bienville: Crawish. Shrimp. Herbs.
Of the three choices, my favorite had to be the Oysters Bienville. It was savory and melt-in-your-mouth!
Crabmeat Maison. Iceberg lettuce. Jumbo lump crabmeat. Maison dressing.
Sweetbreads. Pan sauteéd. Beurre blanc. Capers. Eggplant.
Duck Tchoupitoulas. Roasted crispy & deglazed duck. Raspberry reduction. Wild rice. Fresh spinach. Toasted pecans. Bacon.
The meals were a great blend of mostly Italian influence with a pinch of New Orleans and French. There was a hominess to the dishes with a touch of sophistication. Nothing too frou-frou. Loved it!
Afterwards, we stayed at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Good view, great food at Tommy’s right around the corner, and excellent company!