Food Orleans

One of the things Jessie was most looking forward to enjoying in New Orleans was the food. Friends gave us great suggestions and we also sought out restaurants owned by some of our favorite chefs we've seen on TV. Here are three of the celebrity restaurants we enjoyed.


Sarah Michael was especially excited about this one. We all love when Emeril Lagasse appears on Top Chef. It was the fanciest restaurant we attended. We were helped by a team of three waiters and afterwards the girls gave one of them a big hug to say thank you. We were treated very well.


It is a fun coincidence that the name of this restaurant is the same as the area we enjoyed the boat tour with Roy Blanchard. We chose this because the executive chef Christopher Lynch was one of the chefs we really liked on this season's Food Network Star. We went there for brunch and loved the atmosphere of the small place.

La Petite Grocery

The last of the TV-chef inspired restaurants we selected because the owner was on the New Orleans season of Top Chef. We liked him on the show and were excited to try his food. It was amazing.

Tonight we lamented that in three days we barely scratched the surface of the culinary options New Orleans offers. We didn't even get to all that we would have liked to have tried this trip. We had good experiences, though, and know we can come back again to explore more.