Friday, April 4, 2008

Lunch Today....

How about some French brasserie food? Go down Tchoupitoulas towards uptown till you see Lucy's. Turn left and head into La Cote Brasserie. The space is big and airy with huge windows to let in the sun. I am certain there is a prix fixe menu which most likely changes daily. The menu at La Cote Brasserie brings world flavors to classic brasserie fare. Take for example the Paned Veal over beet goat cheese risotto topped with basil pesto. That sounds really rich and complex; a neat take on Wiener Schnitzel.

If you started with either the Charbroiled Oysters or the French Onion Soup good luck will follow you around the rest of the day. For a main course, Chicken Paillard would work on this early spring day. Tender chicken breast pounded incredibly thin, topped with a tangy salad and caramelized onions. Of course you can't go wrong with an order of mussels served with a convenient dip stick order of pommes frites.

The walk to and fro should encourage you to order dessert. Profiteroles would be classic, but the Root Beer float would probably remind you of childhood and get you ready for summer. Ohh yeah, you work you don't get summers off.

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