Oak Alley Plantation

Escaping from the Mardi Gras madness this past month, the fam and I visited Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana.

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Middendorf’s Seafood – Manchac, LA

A stop at Middendorf’s Seafood in Manchac, Louisiana for their famous thin fried catfish.

 

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Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone.

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.  

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Marvin Allen with a Vieux Carre – Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

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)

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.

Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA


Door Knockers of the French Quarter

Door Knockers of the French Quarter

More shots of the French Quarter New Orleans…  There is so much to photograph!

Door Knockers of the French Quarter, New Orleans.

Door Knockers of the French Quarter, New Orleans.

Door Knockers of the French Quarter, New Orleans

Door Knockers of the French Quarter, New Orleans

Iris Restaurant, New Orleans – Louisiana

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.

Iris Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

Lunch Hours

Thursday and Friday
11:30pm until 2pm

Dinner Hours

Monday, Wednesday – Saturday
Bar opens at 5pm
Dining room open 6pm until close

Closed Sunday and Tuesday
Reservations are recommended

Iris Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

Iris Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

 

Iris Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

Location

321 North Peters St. (Lobby of the Bienville House Hotel)
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 299-3944
Fax: (504) 587-3781
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Iris Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

Iris Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

Iris Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

Iris Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

Iris Restaurant, New Orleans, LA