New Orleans Part IV, the French Quarter

On Monday I woke up a bit late for breakfast (except for some fantastic cold-drip coffee), so strait to lunch, wandering in the French Quarter.

I was told to go to the Central Grocer for a muffaletta, which is a traditional Italian-New Orleanian (is that a word?) sandwich.
Photobucket

However, being Monday, it was closed. So, I ended up going to the French Market and finding another great place to get a muffaletta.
Photobucket

Okay, technically it was a quarter muffaletta.
Photobucket

It was delicious. There was salami, mortadella, another meat (prosciutto maybe), provolone and olive salad.

***

Later in the afternoon, for a bit of a pick me up, I stopped in Cafe DuMonde, which is a New Orleans institution. I normally don’t like places like this, but the beignets and cafe au lait were so good that I cannot judge it for being a tourist attraction.
Photobucket
Photobucket
This is what powdered doughnuts want to be when they grow up.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s