Dinning in the French Quarter

21 Mar

On our one day whirl wind tour of the French Quarter in New Orleans, we searched for the prefect place for our dinner. Over five hours we walked the streets admiring the architecture, listening to the street bands and looking over menus of many eateries.

Menus just did not tell us much. Some were pretty pricey and others offered only fried dishes.

We came across Montrel’s Bistro in the market area of the French Quarter. The maître d’hôtel was out front passing out menus and showing off the dishes offered on a covered table. Once we saw just what we could get and finding out it was in our budget, we mad a note of just where we needed to return for dinner.

Maw-Maw’s kitchen dinners range in price from $12 to $30 with sandwiches ranging $12 to $14

Ideally when Rose and I try a new restaurant we order different menu items and share. We both wanted the Shrimp Creole. The Louisiana gulf shrimp smothered in Montrel’s original Creole sauce over a bed of white rice was a very good choice. The thumb sized shrimp were tender and tasty. The sauce was spicy but not by any means hot and the rice was superbly cooked light and fluffy.

If we return to New Orleans we will indeed have dinner here again.

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