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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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