New Orleans: Part Deux
This Tuesday, my episode of Memphis Beat airs on TNT. I play Margo Wagner, the old flame of Dwight Hendricks, played by Jason Lee. The show shoots in New Orleans which meant I got to spend two weeks in one of my favorite cities. You may remember I was there in January and wrote all about my foodie adventures. On this trip, I was able to visit my old haunts and well as discover new ones.
My morning ritual: cafe au lait from Cafe Du Monde and a brisk stroll on the Riverwalk.
Shrimp & Grits at NOLA Restaurant in the French Quarter.
Oysters on the half shell and a crisp Sancerre at Lilette.
Jumbo lump crabmeat with beets at my new favorite find Herbsaint.
A traditional crawfish boil at Alfre Woodard’s house along with her famous “Taxi” cocktails. Why the name? Because according to Alfre, you’ll need to call one after a couple of these drinks. 😉
More oysters- this time roasted in a wood fired oven at Cochon.
I did the cooking, preparing one their favorite dishes, Salmon with a side of Ratatouille.
One thing the three of us have in common is an insatiable sweet tooth. So for dessert, I brought goodies from the famous New Orleans’s sweets boutique, Sucré. They tasted as good as they look!
Back in New Orleans, I had the largest (and probably the tastiest) soft shell crab ever at Commander’s Palace.
The locals steered me towards Pascal’s Manale for their famous BBQ Shrimp.
Memphis Beat airs Tuesday, July 19th at 9/8c on TNT.
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