Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans

Beignets and Cafe Au Lait

Yes, this trip is getting a bit touristy, but this place (800 Decatur Street, 504-525-4544) is an institution that deserves a requisite visit in the morning. Besides, it has been so long since I've been here that my memory could definitely use a refresher (then again, I suppose that any memory from Mardi Gras is by nature going to be blurry).

This place specializes in beignets, or these little rectangular grease bombs that are a bit reminiscient of Chinese yio tiao, but sitting under a layer of powdered sugar. This was a very welcome thing, even for a guy who doesn't like sweet things like me. The milky cafe au lait was helpful in countering all of the grease and sugar too, even though I was hoping for a stronger taste...I probably should have just gotten some simple black coffee instead.

3 comments:

MamaBoK said...

Oh..! i so love the beignets from New Orleans..!!! i missed it so much..!!!

Kathy said...

You didn't order the hot chocolate!

tazi said...

Oh my mouth is beginning to water! I will be in NOLA for New Years ... my 5th trip there this year. ;)

btw, are you a member of FlyerTalk? For as much as you travel, you really should be. :)