Just posted yesterday about our visit, and my thoughts on Cafe du Monde.
Actran--That bacon mac and cheese at Soubou was enough to make me start drooling! We may have to visit that place just to experience it ourselves. I know you said you ordered more so it must taste as good as it looks! Thank you so much for that fablous picture!
P.S. All the pictures were very nice too! Thank you for posting them!
Cafe du Monde is not everybody's cup of cafe au lait. It's alway been a very late night/very early morning thing for me. I read but forgot, what hotel did you all stay in? Enjoying your reports!
100% agree on the report about Cafe Du Monde. My personal pick for the most overrated New Orleans "must-do". For those wondering, there's very little difference between beginets and italian zeppolis. Although I've had better zeppolis than Cafe Du Monde beignets. I wonder if there are small local places that make better ones.
I know this may be heresy, but Cafe Beignets' beignets are better than Cafe DuMonde IMHO. And yes, zeppolis and funnel cakes and khruschi (sp?) are all variations on the same thing. I think almost every culture has a version of beignets. Fried dough feeds a lot of people cheaply!
Thanks for the great photos, Actran! Made me hungry!
The quality of the beignets at Cafe du Monde seems to vary with the weather. A true pastry chef takes temperature, humidity and altitude into account when preparing pastry. I'm guessing the Cafe du Monde staff use the same formula and procedure regardless of climate changes.
These blogs are some of the most unusual I've ever read.
I enjoyed your photos and your family is beautiful.
I'm not much of a donut eater but I enjoyed the beignets at CDM and the coffee, and the whole experience. I actually found them slightly better than cafe beignets. They were airier and slightly tastier.
The Pork cracklin in Sobou is more like a snack, like potato chips, best used with their cheese fondue.
We stayed at Hotel Mazarin.