Tomas Bistro in New Orleans, LA

Tomas Bistro
755 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA

Lobster appetizer

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 Marsailles

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 Marchand de Vin

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.

chocolate torte

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!
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