Escaping from the Mardi Gras madness this past month, the fam and I visited Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana.
Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans.
Have you been to the newly remodeled Carousel Bar & Lounge? If not, here is a sneak peek of the expansion the Hotel Monteleone did to the Carousel Bar & Lounge in 2012.
Vieux Carre Cocktail
This drink was invented in 1938 by Walter Bergeron, the head bartender at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans, and is named after the French term for what we call “The French Quarter” … le Vieux Carré (“Old Square”).
- 1 ounce rye whiskey
- 1 ounce Cognac
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 teaspoon Bénédictine D.O.M.
- 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Mix all ingredients in a double Old Fashioned glass over ice; stir. (Courtesy of Gumbopages.com)
Door Knockers of the French Quarter
More shots of the French Quarter New Orleans… There is so much to photograph!
Iris Restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana
Chef Ian Schnoebelen and Maitre D’ Laurie Casebonne invite you to join them at Iris for an intimate evening filled with Chef Schnoebelen’s award winning contemporary American cuisine. Visit www.irisneworlenas.com for more information and reservations.
Thursday and Friday
11:30pm until 2pm
Monday, Wednesday – Saturday
Bar opens at 5pm
Dining room open 6pm until close
Closed Sunday and Tuesday
Reservations are recommended