Later on mid morning we took a long walk around the neighborhood, strolled Royal street and window shopped at the interesting antique stores and saw some funny signs for apartment rentals.
Apartment for rent "Not Haunted"
Walked along the Riverfront
Eventually after many miscalculations on my part we found Restaurant August where we had reservations for a 1:00 lunch.
Friday lunches are a very special pre fixe lunch menu and the bargain of the century.
This is a lovely restaurant owned by Chef John Besh.
We were seated at the best table in the house. Service was superb and the food the best we had in New Orleans. Simple perfect in every way. Highly recommend restaurant August!
Slow cooked guinea hen, fresh cheese, cappelletti lemon
Pineapple, grains of paradise, white chocolate and champagne
Amazing, Amazing lunch.
After lunch we decided to walk to the center of the French Quarter, do more window shopping and work our way leisurely to Hotel Monteleone where we wanted to finally see the famous Carousel Bar.
Yayyy! We got perfect seats.
As the carousel was rotating I spotted someone I knew. It was my slowtravel friend from the Bay area Ruth Koffman.
When we finished our drinks we stopped by to chat with Ruth. What a small wonderful world it is!
After Hotel Monteleone we head back to our hotel. Still several hours to rest and relax before our dinner reservations at 8:00 at Muriel's. Fortunately Muriels was just a quick 3 minute walk from our hotel.
Cheers to us on our last night in New Orleans!
What fun we have had together.
The dining experience was true southern comfort. Food was delicious but way too plentiful for us. We really were full after this meal. A lovely day nonetheless.