5908 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA
The outdoor seating offered an amazing escape from the chaos that is New Orleans and into a magical land inside the ivy covered walls of the Secret Garden (did anyone else love the book and movie?) Our waittress was a very friendly gal from Australia. We started off with the entree size Prince Edward Island Mussels, White Wine, Leeks, Bacon, Pecorino, Rosemary-Pernod Cream which was only $4 more than the appetizer dish which is half the size (the waittress told us that dinner time all the prices are doubled but the portions are same as lunch). The mussels were delicious (i’ve had bigger mussels in CA and MA but I guess this is how they roll in LA), the white wine cream sauce was very light and thin with the onion masking the sour flavor of Mussels. I especially loved the bacon and pecorino cheese sheets. Since I ate so many delicious mussels, I decided to go for an appetizer as my main dish, I had the hazelnut covered goat cheese sitting on a bed of salad with fig vinagrette. It was amazing! My fellow foodie had the Scottish Smoked Salmon Club with Apple-Smoked Bacon, Tomatoes, Arugula & a Housemade Remoulade on a Croissant. The croissant was baked fresh with a honey glaze, the smoked salmon flavor was hardly there (altho the texture was interesting) because of the salty bacon which was the main flavor with the spicy housemade remoulade. A very pleasant meal over all.