Hi Y'all -
We pulled it off. Christmas in New Orleans.
I hadn't planned on taking a lot of pictures. Figured my husband needed a break from patiently waiting for me to get the right camera angle before digging into his meal. But apparently he suffers from folie à deux and wanted pictures. Yay. So here's my first report.
After 3 flight delays and turbulence we were exhausted. We ordered room service and fell out. No pictures of the food - I think it was shrimp - but this was a nice presentation.
Christmas Eve Dinner at Clancy's
They always have this salad, but make a different dressing everyday. Ours was Creamy Ravigote: Mayo, Dijon Mustard, Coarse Mustard, Horseradish, White Wine Vinegar, Hot Sauce & Capers.
Smoked Duck Gumbo
This was lightly smoked, had a dark, thin broth and was delicious... Hello! We're in NOLA. It was duck, not turkey, and I don't know why, but if Thanksgiving dinner was a Gumbo it would taste like this.
Smoked Pork Loin in a Creole Mustard & Green Peppercorn Sauce w/a Stilton & Red Wine Demi Glacé, served w/Yams, Collards & Roasted Cauliflower
My sweetheart cleaned his plate.
Clancy's Smoked Duck - Bok Choy & Buttered, Herbed Spaghetti
This beautiful dish speaks for itself. Even our taxi driver was raving about it.
We ordered the Creme Brûlée Bread Pudding to go.
Clancy's is a classic restaurant with bow tied waiters and southern hospitality, located on Annunciation St. in a sweet little neighborhood known as Audubon. It was a delightful setting for Christmas Eve dinner. Thanks to @CiaoBob's rec we were able to experience it.