A December 2003 trip
to New Orleans by Smitha Guru
Quote: New Orleans is a place where, if you choose, you need do nothing but eat, drink, party, and boast of having been around the town. There is also quite a lot of history in and around the place, which tends to get lost when every night is Mardi Gras.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 20, 2004
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70140
Restaurant | "Café du Monde"
The café is crowded at all hours. You will have to wait for your table, but don’t expect to be ushered in at the next empty table. When you reach the front of your line and you see someone getting up, bag the table immediately and then wait to get it cleaned; not the other way round or you’ll lose your table to the more experienced. Beignets and strong chicory coffee make a reliable hangover remedy after a night of revelry on Bourbon Street.
Black is the wrong colour to wear in this casual café. You will invariably be covered with specks of the powdered sugar as you tuck in the delightful beignets. My partner was, unfortunately, put off by the beignets when he became smothered in sugar dust and had an incredibly hard time dusting it off.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 20, 2004
Cafe Du Monde
800 Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116