Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Frontal assualt, safe harbor found

We were heading home last night chased by this front that swept through and put everything in darkness. The thin strip of light you see on the horizon made everything worse because the contrast made it harder to see.

And then the rain, the blowing rain. We didn't really need the excuse to duck into a restaurant, but weathering the storm seemed like a good enough one.

A new restaurant on Magazine Street at Napoleon (old restaurant, new owners), Storyville, fit the bill. They have a list of a specialty hamburgers -- I chose the seafood burger with crab meat and shrimp.

The rain continued, which just allow us to have a few extra "glasses of milk" with my sister and brother-in-law.

The highlight of the night was the owner and the pastry chef coming out. They sent out some deserts that just blew us away. Turns out the pastry chef studied in le Havre, France. Fascinating story. It was all delicious, but the Oscar went to the bread pudding. I only do an occasional sweet, and although I like bread pudding, I don't want to give up one of my "occasionals." But this was bread pudding like I had never tasted, white chocolate blended in with the chef's magic turned this into a real treat.

Eventually, we braved the weather and headed home, but with a "must come back" on our list.

-steve buser


Roadrider said...

That's funny, I weathered the same storm in another Magazine St. restaurant (Semolina's Italian Bistro) and then walked over to Rue de la Course for coffee.

Tara said...

You've taken some pretty cool storm shots recently! I hope you're not having any flooding from these rains that blast through.

White chocolate in bread pudding? Oh, that sounds sooo fabulous.

Nathalie said...

Spectacular storm indeed!
Glad you had a few glasses of milk and biscuits to comfort you ! wink

Nathalie said...

Looking back to your previous posts, really enjoyed your 'flying high'and 'urban oasis' shots, with special kudos for your paper lanterns on Magazine street : the framing there is just spectacular!!!

Carraol said...

Great post of this stormy evening, bad weather, fine pudding and a fascinating picture! Cheers from MC & sorry for the grammar.

lv2scpbk said...

Wow, that looks like a storm coming.

Bill said...

It has been a number of years (~20) since I was in New Orleans, but I now know where I will go for dinner on my next visit! I love strom shot, nice job.