Pepper Phillips in New Orleans…Eating!


Ah…this is one of the best places to eat.  Set in an old house, it’s quaint, great atmosphere, and has a huge wine cellar.

There are tables and chairs outside in the front of the bistro and in their closed in patio in the rear.  Most people don’t know that there courtyards hidden in the French Quarter, little glimpses into a more leisurely lifestyle than we have today.

The waitress took our drink order and while we waited for our appetizer, bacon wrapped scallops on a bed of mushroom wild rice, we were served toasty French bread with butter.  New Orleans French bread is marvelous.

Then the entree…all three of us ordered the same thing.  Fresh flounder stuffed with Ponchatrain blue crabmeat topped with crawfish Tasso cream sauce, served over pecan popcorn rice, with baby vegetables.Image

The serving was generous, but that didn’t stop us from dessert.

I was going to have their Fromage au Chocolate…chocolate cheese, super delicious.  Made in WI, but I have yet to find a supplies so I can order some.  It is out of this world delicious.

I changed my mind when the others ordered the Grapevine Bread Pudding.Image

We should have split one and ordered the chocolate as well.  Above is a vanilla bread pudding with white chocolate ganache.  It was out of this world.

If you’d like to put the Orleans Grapevine Bistro on your list when you visit New Orleans, here are the details, and check out their menu if you’re stumped on what to fix for dinner.  Yeah, like I’m going to do that!

Here’s a recipe for White Chocolate Bread Pudding from the Palace Cafe, another fine dining experience.

Enjoy!  That’s what life is all about.  And if you’ve never tried bread pudding, it’s soooo delicious!

2 Comments on “Pepper Phillips in New Orleans…Eating!”

  1. Rosalyn Bennett Villard says:

    After reading this, I decided I couldn’t possibly leave for New Orleans for at least 15 minutes. It would be worth the trip just to duplicate your meal. I think the management should comp your future meals from the comments you’re sure to engender from this blog. Your descriptions were drool-worthy and I’ve already printed the recipe link for the White Chocolate Bread Pudding.

  2. MonaKarel says:

    I used to make a marvelous bread pudding, haven’t had it for so long. I could so gobble up your meal!

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