Warning: Don't read this post if you are hungry or prone to outbursts of prandial jealousy.
Yesterday, I was gifted the most excellent of opportunities - the chance to indulge in the blissful company of my best friend and a lot of gourmet food and drink!
Since my partner-in-crime "Banacek" started a job serving downtown at the lovely Grand Isle restaurant, our schedules have been tragically diverse. Neither of us have felt very crafty or adventure-y so far this year, and now we know why - we NEVER SEE EACH OTHER!
Well, we remedied that in an epic way at our star dinner at Grand Isle! The pictures tell the story:
|I-10: A Hemingway-style daiquiri with a New Orleans twist|
|Starter 1: Boiled Shrimps!|
|Starter 2: Charcuterie Plate! (2 types of Italian salami, duck pate, |
pepper jelly, pickles, and the most delicious head cheese)
|I don't remember what this cocktail was called, but it was delicious!|
|Crabmeat Salad with Green Goddess dressing|
|Can I possibly eat anything else?|
|This brisket requires a pony tail, apparently|
|Fresh Gulf Tuna with Horseradish Cream, |
Sauteed Spinach and Sweet Potatoes: Ordered Super Rare, of course!
|We hadn't even finished our champagne when our Port arrived.|
|Smoked and Braised Beef Brisket with Lyonnaise Potatoes and Smothered Green Beans|
|Rum Cheesecake makes for a happy girl!|
|Here comes Max to save the day!....|
or offer us yet another gourmet cocktail sampler - Fresh Lemon Drops
|Hmmm, we aren't driving home, are we...|
|Flourless Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake?|
|Well, if you insist...|
Everything was delicious. The service was superb (Thanks, Max!). It was one of the most excellent days ever. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go run about 5,000 miles to justify my own gluttony...
|Even my cutlery is happily food-coma-ed.|