The how-to-gain-five-pounds in one dish-roasted quail stuffed with foie gras, mushrooms, and bacon. Decadent and so freaking good.
Made the obligatory stop at the original Cafe Du Monde for beignets. When the place is crowded, which is always, this location of Cafe du Monde rakes in over $5,000 per hour. A nice draw considering Cafe du Monde is basically a coffee shop selling little squares of fried dough topped with powdered sugar.
Had to stop by the landmark Central Grocery for a Muffuletta. A slice of Italy in the heart of the French Quarter.
While the muffuletta is the star, Central Grocery is a gem of a shop. It was founded in 1906 by Salvatore Lupo, an Italian immigrant and has been a landmark of the French Quarter ever since. Central Grocery is reminiscent of the Italian markets I remember frequenting in NYC and CT as a kid. A vast selection of mostly Italian, but also French and Creole food products including olive oils, cheeses, canned tomatoes, pastas, pastries, and more.
Leidenheimer's sesame bread is magical.