1413 Upperline St.
New Orleans, LA
Upperline is located in this nook across the street from the CVS plaza by Napoleon and Prytania St. This restaurant was created to provide travellers with a resting spot to soothe their weary souls with delicious food and that is exactly what this place is. Our hostess warmly greeted us and asked if we were from out of town (we said no. but another table by us was from out of town and she made all these wonderful traveling suggestions). We each did the $40 tasting menu (3 courses).
the sauteedveal sweetbreads was crunchy on the outside and savory on the inside.
the spicy shrimp was ok but what really wowed me was the jalapeno cornbread. it had a moist consistency and it packed a punch.
i had the crispy P & J oysters. these were delicious and my favorite was the red spicy aioli. P & J is one of the oldest companies in the US (about 180 years old?) and one of the major players in Louisiana oyster history.
Grillades is dredged in flour and cajun spices, and fried pieces of steak and then soaked in sauce. It was served with cheesy grits.
This was the clear winner of the night! The duckling was succulent, juicy and delicious! This was prepared in a garlic port. This dish was listed under “Best Thing I Ever Ate in 2010″.
I ordered the drum fish piquant because it was one of USA Today’s top new dishes in 2006. I love drum fish because it is a white fish with not too much of a fishy flavor. The piquant was definitely a strong flavor but delicious. And the fish was wonderfully flaky.
The honey pecan bread pudding in toffee sauce was out of this world. Although it has not won awards like some of the other pieces of this meal, this dessert definitely deserves an award. I was absolutely over the moon about this restaurant visit which is saying something for a person who has been to over 300 restaurants in Louisiana.