While we're in the "Crescent City," fine dining is our favorite sport. Today's lunch was at Emeril's a few blocks off Canal Street in the Warehouse District. I was here more than twenty years ago for dinner with a group of ten. I remembered the unique flavors and twists on classic dishes; I also remembered a taste of ten different desserts! Despite being a long-time fan of Emeril's TV shows and cuisine, modesty ruled the day ... after all, there would be dinner later.
We studied the menu
while sipping wine and munching beautiful bread
then we selected gumbo followed by mahi-mahi served over fried green tomatoes and cole slaw.
We shared a dense dark chocolate cake with double whipped cream on fresh berry coulis sprinkled with glazed toasted pine nuts.