755 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA
So I had a Groupon for this French Creole bistro tucked away in the warehouse district of new Orleans. I honestly don’t remember how much I paid but I do know that it covered 1 appetizer, 2 entrees and 1 dessert. The interiors were very dark (like candle-light lighting) and dark furniture (meant to recreate a French restaurant). With such a wide variety on their menu, we went all over the place starting with our lobster which came out diced and heavily marinated in a dijon sauce (the kind that breathes through your nostrils against your will). The lobster dip was pretty heavy on its own so I spread mine out on a layer of avocado and piece of sesame bread to reduce the intensity of the dijon sauce. Lots of lobster though.
Bouillabaise is a classic French fish stew and this one came with mussels, shrimp, lobster, red snapper with a garlic crouton (right there in the middle) in a saffron-y broth. Did you know saffron is the most expensive spice by weight? It’s got a very strong flavor too. I was dipping bread into this one as well.
Tournedos is the french equivalent of a filet mignon and so this was 2 tiny petite filet mignons prepared in a red wine reduction (kinda like the non-stew version of a Bouef Bourguignon (i love Julia Child!)). The fingerling potatoes didn’t impress me but I loved the side spinach and kept covering my meat with it. The steak was tender and the sauce definitely complimented the flavor very well.
For our dessert, we got a flourless chocolate torte. The torte was cooled and then glazed with a white chocolate icing with raspberries. Very delicious! (Especially for the sweet tooth within me). Thank you groupon for helping us get our money’s worth!