On this trip, we spent a couple of nights with friends in Lake Charles, stopped for lunch with family in Slidell, and spent a couple of nights in New Orleans at a hotel my husband had Pricelined for us.
Our first night in town I wanted to re-create an evening we had shared with friends, driving to several different locations. We enjoyed happy hour on the gorgeous front porch of The Columns hotel in the Garden District, where previously I had lingered over mimosa ladened brunches. After toasting the evening with a glass of champagne we moved to The Superior Grill. Mum appreciates good Mexican Food and Margaritas, and this fun location serves both, right on the St Charles Streetcar line. After our spicy dinner, we wanted a little sweet, and I couldn't resist introducing my family to Sucre, a truly gorgeous and unforgettable dessert shop. I first read about this treasure in a cooking magazine, and was thrilled when I stumbled across it on Magazine Street. We sampled Macarons and delectable chocolates, and sat down to allow the kids to indulge in a couple of edible works of art.
|The fun SoBou napkin|
|Mum and Elise reflected in the glass behind a table loaded with a pour-your-own beer tap|
|Butternut Squash Beignets|
|The fabulous Apple and Pear Salad with Camembert and Salted Pecan Tuile at SoBou|
PINK ELEPHANTS ON PARADE
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces pink lemonade
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 ounce midori
Mix all ingredients together and serve.
Recipe adapted from Drinks Mixer