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Beignets [On The Road: New Orleans]

One thing that everyone will tell you when going to NOLA is that you must try the beignets. There are plenty of options in the French Quarter but the most famous without doubts is Café du Monde big queues, open 24 hours, popular for tourists and locals, so if you’re up early or queue friendly type of guy, enjoy the 1862 NOLA café landmark, I tried to join a couple times but the queues were prohibited so I went to Café Beignet, two locations in the French Quarter one bigger than the other with daily live jazz. 

Bourbon St Location
Royal St Location
Beignets or fritters are a pastry making choux paste deep fried, and then dusted with confectioner’s sugar, brought to Louisiana by French colonists now they are integral part of home style creole cuisine, and declared the official state doughnut in 1986. 

Beignets
The beignets were made to order, crispy, golden colour, covered in sugar, they were superb, perfect breakfast, great sweet balance, not oily, hot, goes excellent with a latte. 

Breakfast time
Doughnuts remind me the Seinfeld episode “The Note” 

Kramer: I just saw Joe DiMaggio in Dinky Donuts. You know, I looked in there and there he was having coffee and a donut 
Jerry: Joe DiMaggio? In Dinky Donuts? 
Kramer: Yeah, Joe DiMaggio 
Jerry: I'm sorry, if Joe DiMaggio wants a donut he goes to a fancy restaurant or a hotel. He's not sitting in Dinky Donuts 
Kramer: Well maybe he likes Dinky Donuts 
George: I don't even like to sit next to a man on an airplane because our knees might touch 
Jerry: I can't see Joe DiMaggio sitting at the counter in little tiny filthy smelly Dinky Donuts 
Kramer: Why can't Joe DiMaggio have a donut like everyone else? Jerry: He can have a donut, but not at Dinky

Cafe Beignet
T: +1 504 524 5530
Cafe
Approx Damage: $10pp
Area: French Quarter
New Orleans
Cafe Beignet on Urbanspoon


2 comments:

BribedwithFood said...

O sea. La vaina es una hojaldre pero le pusieron nombre Francecista para que sonara mas chic?

Odo said...

Puffy hojaldra ;)

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