Marco had to leave early from New Orleans and I stayed on for the conference. Since I was attending sessions all day long, I didn’t have much time for sightseeing anymore. But of course I still had time to enjoy eating out 🙂
One evening I went to the Court of Two Sisters on Royal Street with some colleagues. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but it is really, really good. It’s really, really expensive too, but good! And since we were so lucky with the weather the whole time we were in New Orleans, we could sit outside in their courtyard and it was beautiful. I totally recommend it if you have some cash leftover after all your sightseeing! I think I spent about $60 just for myself – probably the most I have ever spent on a meal. … oh no, not true. It’s all coming back to me now… I had a very unfortunate room service incident once in Dallas when I ordered something and didn’t realize they charged 20% extra just for eating in your room… oh well, we all make mistakes, right?! Anyways, the Court of Two Sisters was great and I had my first Bananas Foster – prepared right in front of me too. So good!
My last day in New Orleans I went out for breakfast at Cafe Du Monde before the conference started. I had a delicious latte and the best beignets ever. I know people say they are like doughnuts, but don’t believe it. Beignets are so much better 😉 No offense to you doughnut lovers out there, but check out my breakfast plate below. Not even close!
After breakfast I went back to the French Market, because I was hoping that my bad impression from the day before was not true. Wrong! It was true… I could only see totally overpriced spices, cheap Mardi Gras maskes, beads, etc. After a quick stop I headed back through Jackson Square and peeked into St. Louis Cathedral again. We had been there on our first day in New Orleans, but they had mass going on, so we didn’t actually walk around inside. It’s definitly one of the prettier churches I have seen in the US!
After some more conference sessions and before leaving New Orleans that afternoon I decided to go for a ride in the St. Charles Streetcar. It goes all the way through the Garden District by a ton of mansions, the Audubon Park, and Loyola University. Very pretty! And with our character of a driver, Streetcar-Sue, I felt like I was getting a real taste of New Orleans 🙂 Totally should go on your list for NOLA! I got off a stop or so after the university to catch a ride back, but learned that if you go that far, you might as well stay on. After I waited for about 5 minutes, I got on the streetcar for the ride back and recognized the same people who had stayed on 🙂
As usual, more pics for this post are on Facebook: New Orleans: Court of Two Sisters, Cafe Du Monde, and Streetcar. More posts from this trip are here.
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