My wife and I went to a restaurant on Bourbon street in New Orleans to try their famous food, (Oceana Grill) and ordered fish, shrimp, scallops, gator bites, and Jambalaya.
The FIRST bite created so much burn that we couldn't taste anything after that.
After the SECOND bite, we called for our check and left.
How anyone can eat that crap is a mystery to me.
Also, we went to Cafe Du Monde for beignets, and you could NOT get a cup of COFFEE.
It was either coke or Cafe au Lait. Who drinks that crap with a fried donut??
that mouth scorching food that gets passed off as "cajun" food is anything but.
same with a bunch of "mexican" food and "chili"
folks that have no clue see things on yoofloob or on t.v. or read it in books
then think they have a handle on it.
you'd have to get in a time machine and go back 50 years or so if you want
real coffee in nola to go with pastries.
it would be inky black and about half chicory with NO milk or cream or sweetener.
the sweet pastry and the dark coffee are supposed to offset and complement
that's part of what i mean about folks today not having a clue. they try to cook
and mix flavors, when spices and flavorings are supposed to complement
the flavors of a dish, not overpower and take it over.
i get a good laugh at these pinheads.
you can buy community brand or cafe du monde brand coffee and chicory
at the store, and brew your own correct tasting
coffee like you should
have been served in nola. where we fish in far south LA, you can't buy any other
than community brand coffee in the tiny grocery store