I am excited to start the planning for a Christmas visit to New Orleans. Though we always like to stop at our tried and true favorites, I am always on the lookout for new places too. The city’s vibrant food and cocktail scene makes it very easy to have a fresh itinerary each trip, and still leave with a satisfied belly. This list from NOLA.com has some interesting leads that I hope to add to my list of new stops at some point. And by starting off with the fried chicken from Jacque Imo’s and also including the roasted cauliflower from Domenica, two of our absolutely favorite dishes, this list looks legit.
50 things to eat and sip at New Orleans restaurants and bars | NOLA.com
Alligator sausage and shrimp cheesecake from Jacque-Imo’s: Real men don’t eat quiche, right? This is essentially a quiche with biceps: rich and custardy, in a pool of mustard-tart sauce. A few bites and you’ll feel strong enough to wade into the swamp. (Jennifer Zdon / NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune archive)
Roasted cauliflower from Domenica: Inspired by a trip to his native Israel, chef Alon Shaya creates an irresistible dish from a most humble ingredient. Tear off a floret and drag it the whipped goat feta that’s served on the side. (Chris Granger, NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune)