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    Becca Guest

    Default Dinner in the Big Easy

    We met some friends in New Orleans for a 3 day weekend. An Italian
    restaurant on Decatur Street is one of my favorites, Cafe Giovanni.

    http://cafegiovanni.com/menu.htm

    It was a beautiful night, full of wonderful entertainment and good food
    with excellent presentation. We dined while listening to a pianist and a
    few opera singers. One of the men at our table kept using his
    BlackBerry. I woulda smacked him in the head with a roll, but I was
    trying to be a lady, dammit. :-P

    The menu looks a little pricey, but hang onto your hat. Just say "Feed
    me" and the chef will bring 6-8 delicious "tasting items" to your table.
    This was only $65 per person, plus tax and tip. We had:

    Oysters Giovanni
    Crabmeat Sicilian Salad
    Veal Ravioli
    Pesce Venetian
    Seafood Gumbo (I could not find it on the menu)
    Fire Roasted Filet
    Tiramisu
    Coffee

    You never know what you are going to get, it could be duck, rabbit,
    veal, etc. You have to like just about everything, to order the "Feed
    Me" dinner. The filet of beef was small, it was a little larger than a
    silver dollar, but tender enough to cut with a fork. The Crabmeat Salad
    was outstanding, but so was everything else. It was a wonderful
    experience and I can not wait to go back.

    What I am doing now, is trying to recreate some of the sauces that were
    included in the entrees. Anyone else do that, or is it just me?

    Becca

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    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: Dinner in the Big Easy


    Becca wrote:
    >
    > We met some friends in New Orleans for a 3 day weekend. An Italian
    > restaurant on Decatur Street is one of my favorites, Cafe Giovanni.
    >
    > http://cafegiovanni.com/menu.htm
    >
    > It was a beautiful night, full of wonderful entertainment and good food
    > with excellent presentation. We dined while listening to a pianist and a
    > few opera singers. One of the men at our table kept using his
    > BlackBerry. I woulda smacked him in the head with a roll, but I was
    > trying to be a lady, dammit. :-P
    >
    > The menu looks a little pricey, but hang onto your hat. Just say "Feed
    > me" and the chef will bring 6-8 delicious "tasting items" to your table.
    > This was only $65 per person, plus tax and tip. We had:
    >
    > Oysters Giovanni
    > Crabmeat Sicilian Salad
    > Veal Ravioli
    > Pesce Venetian
    > Seafood Gumbo (I could not find it on the menu)
    > Fire Roasted Filet
    > Tiramisu
    > Coffee
    >
    > You never know what you are going to get, it could be duck, rabbit,
    > veal, etc. You have to like just about everything, to order the "Feed
    > Me" dinner. The filet of beef was small, it was a little larger than a
    > silver dollar, but tender enough to cut with a fork. The Crabmeat Salad
    > was outstanding, but so was everything else. It was a wonderful
    > experience and I can not wait to go back.
    >
    > What I am doing now, is trying to recreate some of the sauces that were
    > included in the entrees. Anyone else do that, or is it just me?
    >
    > Becca


    I like the idea of a "feed me" option Certainly a good choice for
    those of us who like just about everything.

    One of these days I'll take a weekend trip to N.O. I was thinking about
    it when I moved to TX, then they got leveled before I got a chance to
    go. Is it finally getting back together?

  3. #3
    Becca Guest

    Default Re: Dinner in the Big Easy

    Pete C. wrote:
    > Becca wrote:
    >
    >> We met some friends in New Orleans for a 3 day weekend. An Italian
    >> restaurant on Decatur Street is one of my favorites, Cafe Giovanni.
    >>
    >> http://cafegiovanni.com/menu.htm
    >>
    >> It was a beautiful night, full of wonderful entertainment and good food
    >> with excellent presentation. We dined while listening to a pianist and a
    >> few opera singers. One of the men at our table kept using his
    >> BlackBerry. I woulda smacked him in the head with a roll, but I was
    >> trying to be a lady, dammit. :-P
    >>
    >> The menu looks a little pricey, but hang onto your hat. Just say "Feed
    >> me" and the chef will bring 6-8 delicious "tasting items" to your table.
    >> This was only $65 per person, plus tax and tip. We had:
    >>
    >> Oysters Giovanni
    >> Crabmeat Sicilian Salad
    >> Veal Ravioli
    >> Pesce Venetian
    >> Seafood Gumbo (I could not find it on the menu)
    >> Fire Roasted Filet
    >> Tiramisu
    >> Coffee
    >>
    >> You never know what you are going to get, it could be duck, rabbit,
    >> veal, etc. You have to like just about everything, to order the "Feed
    >> Me" dinner. The filet of beef was small, it was a little larger than a
    >> silver dollar, but tender enough to cut with a fork. The Crabmeat Salad
    >> was outstanding, but so was everything else. It was a wonderful
    >> experience and I can not wait to go back.
    >>
    >> What I am doing now, is trying to recreate some of the sauces that were
    >> included in the entrees. Anyone else do that, or is it just me?
    >>
    >> Becca
    >>

    >
    > I like the idea of a "feed me" option Certainly a good choice for
    > those of us who like just about everything.
    >
    > One of these days I'll take a weekend trip to N.O. I was thinking about
    > it when I moved to TX, then they got leveled before I got a chance to
    > go. Is it finally getting back together?
    >

    If I ordered off the menu, I would only order a couple of items. The
    "feed me" option is a good way to try a variety of different items on
    the menu.

    New Orleans is looking much better, about half the people have returned.
    The French Quarter is in good shape and business appears to be good. The
    French Market was razed and it has been rebuilt, bigger and better than
    ever.

    The city is shaped like a bowl, so the buildings around the perimeter
    did not flood, the ones in the middle, did. There are million dollar
    homes along with the shacks that remain empty, because these areas do
    not have electricity, water or sewer. You are not given a building
    permit unless you have water and sewer. The city needs a lot of work.

    Becca


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    SallyW Guest

    Default Re: Dinner in the Big Easy

    Becca <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    <SNIP>
    > New Orleans is looking much better, about half the people have
    > returned. The French Quarter is in good shape and business appears to
    > be good. The French Market was razed and it has been rebuilt, bigger
    > and better than ever.

    <SNIP>
    >


    Becca, I'm delurking a minute to say that I don't believe that the French
    Market was razed. It's a N.O. landmark. It's had an extensive and
    expensive renovation, from what I've read. Here's a link to the first hit
    when I did a Google search on "french market renovation."

    http://tinyurl.com/4vrpzw

    SallyW

  5. #5
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Dinner in the Big Easy

    Becca wrote:
    > We met some friends in New Orleans for a 3 day weekend. An Italian
    > restaurant on Decatur Street is one of my favorites, Cafe Giovanni.


    I just returned today from 15 days in the bayous, wetlands and swamps of
    lower LA providing disaster medical care (and mortuary care) to the
    residents of Cameron,Calcasieu, Vermillion, Terrebonne, Lafourche and
    other coastal parishes. We backed through New Orleans a couple of days
    for R&R and enjoyed a marvelous feast at Tommy's on Tchoupitoulas which
    was near our hotel (Renaissance Arts Hotel-nice place) The meal was
    delicious and the service wonderfully attentive yet not in the least bit
    cloying or annoying.
    Have you been there?

  6. #6
    Becca Guest

    Default Re: Dinner in the Big Easy

    Goomba wrote:
    > Becca wrote:
    >> We met some friends in New Orleans for a 3 day weekend. An Italian
    >> restaurant on Decatur Street is one of my favorites, Cafe Giovanni.

    >
    > I just returned today from 15 days in the bayous, wetlands and swamps
    > of lower LA providing disaster medical care (and mortuary care) to the
    > residents of Cameron,Calcasieu, Vermillion, Terrebonne, Lafourche and
    > other coastal parishes. We backed through New Orleans a couple of days
    > for R&R and enjoyed a marvelous feast at Tommy's on Tchoupitoulas
    > which was near our hotel (Renaissance Arts Hotel-nice place) The meal
    > was delicious and the service wonderfully attentive yet not in the
    > least bit cloying or annoying.
    > Have you been there?


    Gustav did some damage. It was sad to see all of the blue tarps on roofs
    and the damage that was done. We passed utility trucks and the workers
    were trying to get the electricity reconnected. Asplundh had trucks
    everywhere, trying to get trees out of the roads. The place is a mess.
    :-( Thanks for going and helping.

    We ate at Tommy's and I ordered the fish-of-the-day. It was very good.
    They asked if I wanted shrimp or crab on top of my fish and I said Yes
    to the shrimp. I thought I would get tiny little shrimp, but they were
    large, juicy shrimp. There was not a price on the menu, so I am not
    sure how much it cost, but it was pretty good. I will certainly go back.

    Becca

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