Emeril’s Delmonico is a classic New Orleans restaurant located along the streetcar line on St. Charles. It’s on the upper end of Emeril’s line of restaurants. Decor was classic NOLA style and the service was friendly…a little awkward at times, but still very good. “The Chef” has a friend in the industry, who works at Emeril’s New Orleans, and ever since our dining experience there, we’ve gained a newfound respect for Emeril’s work so we just had to try Delmonico again after all these years.
Blue Crab Dip. You know how much I love my crabmeat…
Sweet Potato and Ricotta Gnocchi. Nola brown ale braised MS rabbit. Tasso. Roasted mushrooms. Carmelized Onions.
20oz. Bone-in Ribeye. (1/2 of the steak pictured above…”The Chef” and I shared it) Served w/ housemade compound butter. Emeril’s worcestershire. Bearnaise and Chimichurri sauces. Naturally raised, dry aged on premises for 17-23 days. Handcut and broiled at 1200 degrees.
Chef friends have recommended this steak and I can taste why...It was delicious. No extra sauces needed. Well-seasoned and moist. We ordered medium since it was a thicker steak and it came out perfectly! Delmonico’s isn’t a steakhouse, but you don’t have to be steakhouse to know a good steak. I’ve been to a few steakhouses in the city and you can’t even compare those steaks to this one…
Overall, it was a great dining experience. Despite the fancy setting, it’s more laid back than the showy presentation I remember from years ago, which I don’t really mind. It’s comfortable and better reflects true New Orleans fine dining..great food with good ‘ol Southern hospitality.
If you haven’t been to Delmonico, I’d recommend that you try it at least once!
I’ve been wanting to try Gott Gourmet’s brunch for some time now, but every time I’ve gone, they stopped serving it or didn’t serve it that day. So before you go, make sure you know their hours:
Tues-Fri 11AM-9PM, Sat-Sun 8AM-5PM
Brunch: Weekends ONLY 8AM-12 NOON
Remember my last blog about Gott Gourmet’s lunch menu? They had THE best mac and cheese ever (w/ jalapenos and bacon)…so it definitely set a high standard for the brunch menu that everyone’s been talking about. I really wish they served it for brunch as well…I kinda wanted a side of it to go with my meal. What can I say? I’m not a light breakfast kinda girl!
Biscuits and Gravy. Buttermilk Biscuits w/ Local Creole Country Brand Sausage, Caramelized Onion, and Portabello Mushroom Gravy.
Ham and Brie Eggs Benedict. Eggs Benedict w/ Chisesi Dr. Pepper Shaved Ham, Melted Brie. Grilled Tomatoes. Asparagus.
Designed my own omelet! We’ll call it, the ChefsGirl Omelet. Lump Crabmeat. Baby Spinach. Swiss. Truffle Oil. Portabello Mushroom. Loved what I got, but I wish I added some sort of protein…possibly bacon or ham. My mistake!
After my long awaited brunch at Gott Gourmet, I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Food was delicious! “The Chef” and I shared a table outside on the sidewalk…it was nice to finally enjoy the outdoors with nice weather, great food, and just the chill vibe that Magazine St. has to offer…
Romantic setting…Great food…Excellent service…if any of these are what you’re looking for, La Petite Grocery has it all! It’s one of my top 5 restaurants in the city. My very first time was a few years ago…”the chef” and I ordered a Crawfish Ravioli app that was DElicious and ever since then, we try to go back for it…but sadly, they never have it when we go. On the other hand, the other dishes never fail to please…
Pictured here Blue Crab Beignets, Crabmeat Au Gratin, and Sweetbreads..as you can tell, we have a thing for crabmeat!
Shrimp and Grits. Love this dish…lighter and more delicate than other versions around the city.
Clams and Linguine.
Even though La Petite means small, the flavors are anything but petite! Beautifully plated dishes with a blend of elegant New Orleans and French cuisine…AND the chef, Chef Justin Devillier, just so happens to be a James Beard Award winner. What else do you need? Just go!
Luke is one of John Besh's restaurants and if you know about JB…you know all of his restaurants are sure to please! It's a nice restaurant located inside the Hilton St. Charles Hotel in the CBD. It's filled with businessmen discussing work over some fine food…It's a different setting from your usual New Orleans feel, but I like it!
Baked P&J Oysters. Herbsaint, persillade crust.
Found a pearl in my oyster!
Fried Oyster, Bacon, Romaine & Avocado Salad. Could not get enough of the oysters. They’re coated in a seasoned cornmeal batter that is so delicately crispy…and then you bite into the fat, juicy oyster. The applewood bacon was nice and thick…great flavors all together!
Omelette of Local Crabmeat. My favorite brunch menu item! Filled with asparagus, crabmeat, and creme fraiche.
Gaufrettes. Light and crispy, perfect for the omelette!
Moules et Frites. I can’t get enough of these mussels…the buttery, herbacious (if that’s a word!) bowl of mussels. It’s bigger than you think, so it’s definitely shareable. Save your bread for the oh so delicious sauce on the bottom!
Even though the setting is more business, the dishes here make me feel at home… Besh really knows how to keep it simple, but still have the ability to make the food burst with flavor in your mouth! The flavors are so deep and rich…I don’t know how else to say it! Dinners are delicious as well, but I’ll save my thoughts for another day =)