310 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA
This restaurant is the new addition to the Commander’s Palace family and it had been on my to do list for quite some time. I finally had the opportunity to check it out today but I was embarassingly under-dressed and was debating whether or not to try to come back on another day. However, I felt that since I had made the trip out to the Quarter and had heard amazing things about this place, I’d try and see if I could get in. The man at the front desk was very sweet and let me even sit by the window. When I sat down, I was immediately mesmerized by walls and all the bottles. By the decor, you can tell that the drinks are the priority here.
Since this place is trying to be known as the bar south of Bourbon st., I decided I needed to try a drink. I ordered the Georgia O’Keefe which has Hibiscus, St. Germain, lavender syrup, and Cathead Honeysuckle vodka. This drink is for those with a sweet tooth. I really enjoyed my drink as I read people.com on my iphone waiting for my main entree.
My waittress was super friendly and attentive and I asked her for a recommendation and she told me that this burger was amazing. It had pan-seared Hudson Valley foie gras, sunny side up yard egg, duck bacon and foie gras mayo on a caramelized onion brioche bun with a side of pork cracklin’ and Abita root beer float. I was worried about the consistency and texture of a foie gras patty but it was rich, buttery and for some reason, the combo of the foie gras and caramelized onion kinda gave me an Asian flavor vibe. The patty was unbelievably tender and juicy.