My Follow Me Foodie Favourites & Best of 2012! I prefer calling it my “favourites” or most “memorable” experiences, but I’ll include “the best” just because I’m weak and want to align with every other “best of 2012″ list out there. This is a recap of my delicious 2012.
I tried the Chef’s Playground Menu which was more modern American-Creole cuisine and this is the traditional a la carte menu. The skillet roasted foie fras over blueberry beignets with a foie gras brandy milk punch & Creole Bread Pudding Soufflé are a must try in NOLA!
Chef Tori McPhail was nominated as Best Chef of the South at the James Beard Awards and the restaurant has already collected several National awards in the past. It’s the classic fine dining restaurant in New Orleans and this was The Chef’s Playground Menu.
I did the Emeril Lagasse so I had to do the John Besh! It was American comfort food with a playful twist. It’s located in The National World War II Museum and iIt was a very typical Southern American restaurant with big portions and affordable prices.
There is no doubt Chef Link and his team are incredibly talented and it’s likely you would never go wrong at his restaurant, but Herbsaint just felt familiar and reminiscent of home in terms of its focus on locally sourced ingredients and French bistro influence.
You really set the standard high when you call it “America’s Best Fried Chicken”. Have you really tried every single fried chicken in America to say that it’s “the best”? I doubt it. However Willy Mae’s Scotch House delivers the goods!
It was Southern inspired French bistro food with New Orleans charm. It wasn’t really that I haven’t come across variations of these dishes before, but it was the execution and attention to fine details that really made La Petite Grocery a memorable experience and one that I couldn’t wait to share.