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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Dining Out New Orleans: la Madeleine

We had a wonderful weekend trip to New Orleans to visit family. My son suggested la Madeleine in Metairie. This unique French Bakery and Cafe offers salads, soups, crepes, quiches, and sandwiches. Between all the family members we sampled a wide variety of options. 

Here are a few pictures of the interior. The ambiance is perfect for the food served. With a little concentrating, you can imagine yourself in the French countryside enjoying a leisurely meal.

A variety of coffee and beverages are served. You simply peruse the menu, walk through the line to make your selections for food and drink, and your meal is delivered to your table.

I will quote the menu for the description and prices of the dishes we enjoyed.

Shrimp Crepe Florentine $12.99
Shrimp, spinach, fresh diced tomatoes, and garlic sauteed in a basil pesto cream sauce and folded in a house made herb crepe.

The crepe was very tender and the proportion of shrimp to filling was perfect. 

Quiche Florentine $6.29 Our house-made egg, spinach and Swiss custard baked in a buttery, flaky pie crust.

Doesn't that look delicious? And the diner who ordered the quiche had enough left over for breakfast the next morning!

Sausage and spinach omelette with red onions and Swiss cheese $8.49.  My son enjoyed every bite of his omelette! And don't miss that gorgeous croissant!

Crepe Romanoff $7.79 House-made cinnamon crepe with our legendary Strawberries Romanoff.
Grandson #1 inhaled his dinner.  I can't say that I blame him.

Country French breakfast $8.59
Two eggs cooked to order with a potato galette, bacon or sausage, and a freshly baked butter croissant.

Grandsons #1 and #2 both nibbled on this plate they shared with their mama.  All three gave thumbs up.

And last but not least, my order. I opted for a small cup of cream of mushroom soup ($4.39 if ordered singly) and a French dip sandwich ($9.49 with a choice of chips, Caesar salad or Tomato Basil Pesto Pasta Salad; I opted for the cup of soup for $1.49 upcharge).  Both were exquisite. I thoroughly enjoyed the soup and next time would be more than happy to slurp down a bowl with a croissant on the side!

The soup was thick and had a pronounced mushroom flavor. Absolutely delicious.

The roast beef was tender and flavorful and the au jus for dipping was hot and well seasoned. The sourdough bread was a great choice, the caramelized onions were sweet, and the horseradish sauce was creamy with just enough "bite."

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