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Holidays

Valentine’s In New Orleans

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New Orleans is the most romantic city in the country, don’t you agree? And you can see it in so many distinctive ways. We’ve got horsedrawn (or muledrawn) carriage rides through the lacy iron-adorned streets of the French Quarter; we’ve got the elegant St. Charles Avenue streetcar ride for $1.50, past the Victorian mansions and live oak trees and ivy-covered universities; we’ve got the free ferry ride from Canal Street across the Mississippi River, with the stately old-world façade of St. Louis Cathedral looming in the background, like something out of Disney, as you glide slowly across the river.  There are reasons so many movies get filmed in New Orleans.  We live in the prettiest European –or is it Caribbean? – town you’re likely to find in the United States.

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New Orleans Dining

Cafe du Monde will celebrate 150 years, 1862 – 2012

 

 

Everybody loves beignets!  Those tasty little hot morsels of goodness covered in mounds of powdered sugar.

Next year this incredible institution, Café du Monde, will be celebrating it’s 150th anniversary. It’s hard to imagine but their doors opened a decade before electricity was invented.

The beignets are the only food item on the menu but you won’t need anything else. The coffee is a blend of coffee and chicory. Chicory is the root of the endive plant and is added to the dark roasted coffee to soften its bitter edge. Once brewed the coffee is mixed with scalded milk to make a nasty cup of café au lait.

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