restaurant: NOLA

09.16.09

One of the best meals we had in New Orleans (and trust me, there were many, many meals) was at Nola, one of Emeril’s restaurants in New Orleans. The service was IMPECCABLE, the drinks and food were outstanding and it was my Mom’s Birthday so it made it extra special! I don’t have any pictures of the drinks, but the Cosmo was the best I’ve ever tried, the vodka is infused with Pineapple…pretty sure you will see this upcoming on the blog, I just have to re-create it! I would go back here in a heart-beat and if you are ever in New Orleans you should definitely try it out! On to the good part:

gulf oysters and crabmeat baked in the wood oven with garlic butter and herb bread crumbs

duck confit and fried egg pizza with parmesan cheese, truffle oil and baby arugula (this was one of my favorites of the evening)

miss hay’s stuffed chicken wings with homemade hoisin dipping sauce

arugula and radicchio tossed in lemon vinaigrette with parmesan, shaved bresaola and roasted sweet peppers

smoked cheddar cheese grits (i love grits, everyone thought i was crazy until they tried these… good grits will convert anyone, i promise)

side of grilled shrimp

the taster’s garlic crusted texas redfish cooked in the wood burning oven with brabant potatoes, crimini mushrooms, bacon and sauce beuree rouge

my other taster’s (dad) hickory-roasted duck with whiskey-caramel glaze, buttermilk cornbread pudding, haricot verts-fire roasted corn salad, natural jus and candied pecans


18 Comments ( Reply )

  1. MaryBeth Hughes
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 11:37 am

    bad idea to check this out before lunch! it all look so good. :)

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  2. MaryBeth Hughes
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 11:37 am

    bad idea to check this out before lunch! it all look so good. :)

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  3. MaryBeth Hughes
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 11:37 am

    bad idea to check this out before lunch! it all look so good. :)

    Reply

  4. Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

    that food looks amazing! I've heard of Nola. I think on the food channel. Maybe Rachel Ray went there? I didn't know it was Emeril's restaurant though!

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  5. Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

    that food looks amazing! I've heard of Nola. I think on the food channel. Maybe Rachel Ray went there? I didn't know it was Emeril's restaurant though!

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  6. Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

    that food looks amazing! I've heard of Nola. I think on the food channel. Maybe Rachel Ray went there? I didn't know it was Emeril's restaurant though!

    Reply

  7. Mo
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

    Wow, everything looks so amazing! I have eaten at Restaurant NOLA, but it's been years…right around when it first opened. I remember it being exceptional, as was most everything we ate in New Orleans.

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  8. Mo
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

    Wow, everything looks so amazing! I have eaten at Restaurant NOLA, but it's been years…right around when it first opened. I remember it being exceptional, as was most everything we ate in New Orleans.

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  9. Mo
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

    Wow, everything looks so amazing! I have eaten at Restaurant NOLA, but it's been years…right around when it first opened. I remember it being exceptional, as was most everything we ate in New Orleans.

    Reply

  10. Ashley Lauren
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 7:28 pm

    I love grits too! I had a grits bar at my wedding- they were amazing!! All the guests loved it :)

    I want to go to New Orleans soo bad!

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  11. Ashley Lauren
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 7:28 pm

    I love grits too! I had a grits bar at my wedding- they were amazing!! All the guests loved it :)

    I want to go to New Orleans soo bad!

    Reply

  12. Ashley Lauren
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 7:28 pm

    I love grits too! I had a grits bar at my wedding- they were amazing!! All the guests loved it :)

    I want to go to New Orleans soo bad!

    Reply

  13. THE ACTORS DIET
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

    GRITS! i bet they were great…

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  14. THE ACTORS DIET
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

    GRITS! i bet they were great…

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  15. THE ACTORS DIET
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

    GRITS! i bet they were great…

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  16. Emily
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

    Mo- most of the food, ok I take that back, ALL of the food in New Orleans was amazing!

    Ashley Lauren – I LOVE that you had a grits bar at your wedding!! What a great idea, I would have been in heaven!!! What kinds of toppings did you have?

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  17. Emily
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

    Mo- most of the food, ok I take that back, ALL of the food in New Orleans was amazing!

    Ashley Lauren – I LOVE that you had a grits bar at your wedding!! What a great idea, I would have been in heaven!!! What kinds of toppings did you have?

    Reply

  18. Emily
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

    Mo- most of the food, ok I take that back, ALL of the food in New Orleans was amazing!

    Ashley Lauren – I LOVE that you had a grits bar at your wedding!! What a great idea, I would have been in heaven!!! What kinds of toppings did you have?

    Reply

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