You can’t visit New Orleans without strolling around Jackson Square. It’s beautiful, and is surrounded by street performers, palm readers, artists, musicians and hot dog stands (my favorite!).
The focal point of the square is the iconic, and highly-photographed (not just by me!), St. Louis Cathedral.
After wandering around the square for a bit, Noemi, Raul, Anton and I headed to one of the most delicious seafood restaurants in the city, Lüke.
Lüke is run by Chef John Besh, and is a homage to the old brasseries that used to reign in New Orleans.
Lüke has one of the best happy hours in the city, with fresh oysters only 75¢ each. We arrived just in time, and ordered rounds and rounds of them!
The fried oysters were everyone’s favorite. They were incredibly fresh, and you could tell that they were shucked and fried on the spot. Plus the batter was delicious. The waiter just kept them coming!
For my dinner, I had the Crab Bisque. It was good, but it wasn’t particularly amazing.
The guys’ meal, however, was fabulous! They each ordered the Jumbo Louisiana Shrimp “En Cocotte.” It had roasted jalapeño cheese grits, Andouille and green onion sausage, and huge chunks of crab meat covering perfectly-cooked shrimp. I couldn’t stop stealing bites of it!
If you love seafood as much as I do, I highly recommend visiting Lüke while you’re in New Orleans. You can find more information on the restaurant here.
Can’t wait to hear if you loved the oysters as much as I did!