This post is about our trip to New Orleans that was actually in July, but better late than ever, right? Ever since watching season 11 of Top Chef, I have wanted to go to New Orleans. Then the movie Chef made me want to go even more, specifically for beignets from Cafe Du Monde. So basically I just wanted to go for the food, but I ended up enjoying more than just that. Everywhere we turned, there was stunning architecture that I just couldn't get enough of. Exploring the French Quarter felt like we had stepped back in time to the 1800s. I half expected to see women walking around with corsets and parasols.
The food did not disappoint, especially the beignets from Cafe Du Monde which literally melted in your mouth. We also ate at this really cool live music venue on Frenchman Street called Maison. If you ever get a chance to New Orleans and want a place with live music and great food, go there. I had their Vietnamese Po-Boy and Andy had their red beans and rice and mac-n-cheese, all of which were so full of flavor and absolutely delicious! I am so glad we ventured to Frenchman Street as it was much more of the New Orleans I imagined, compared to the craziness on Bourbon Street. Overall, I really enjoyed our time in New Orleans (even though it was hot as balls with the humidity). I'm not sure it's a city that I would be jumping to go back to, just because there are others I would like to visit more, but I'm glad I got to check it off my list! I had such a hard time narrowing down which pictures to post because I took soooo many, but some of my favorites are below. Feel free to check them out and let me know what you think! :)