New Orleans Restaurants- My review of Annunciation


Californian Sunshine in a glass
Californian Sunshine in a glass

Out of the blue I received an email asking would I like to go to New Orleans. So one week later I was touching down in the Louis Armstrong Airport in New Orleans.

The whole heat- humidity- city is another post, but this is about my last meal, so to speak. A very good friend, had asked another good friend, for recommendations on eating in NOLA.  Annunciation, in the Warehouse District appealed to me, so off I headed.  I’ll say one thing for American hospitality, they do it in buckets.

The bar in Annunciation
The bar in Annunciation

The welcome was genuine, with no awkwardness for being by myself.  I wanted to try an American wine, no point travelling all the way from Europe and having a European wine.  The first course of Fried Oysters, Brie and Spinach was as good as advertised, and like nothing I’d had before.  The oysters saltiness came through the dish and cut the creaminess of the brie.

Fried Oysters with Brie and Spinach
Fried Oysters with Brie and Spinach

The picture, to be clear, doesn’t do it justice! I struggled to choose between a number of entrée dishes offered.  And in the end it came down to a choice between two rose veal dishes.  The chosen one had a number of elements that I love, asparagus, bearnaise sauce and escalope of veal.

Veal Oyster
Veal Oyster (and none in sight!)

I have to admit, I didn’t manage to finish the main course, but I really wanted to try the dessert.  I would have quite happily tried any of them. But the one that was suggested by my server was the winner.

Dessert= perfection in a glass.
Dessert= perfection in a glass.

Butterscotch mousse, with salted caramel and whipped cream.  It sounds heavy, but it was light as a feather, and I definitely managed to finish it!

The whole meal from start to finish was excellent, not overly priced, and I was surprised that the room wasn’t packed.  If you are heading to this eclectic city try this restaurant.  Do it, you won’t regret it.

 

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