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Beignet and Cafe au Lait

Headed out from my Hotel this morning in search of a ‘true’ New Orleans treat.  It was highly suggested that I try Cafe Du Monde.  Cafe du Monde is an original French Market coffee stand open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.  It serves hot beignets (french doughnuts) all day/night.  Cafe du Monde is a landmark in New Orleans and has been located in the French Market since 1862.  So, try I did!  The menu is very limited but the place was incredibly crowded.  That’s always a good sign!  Sit yourself down, the menu is glued to the napkin dispenser.  Beignets, coffee, oj… that’s about it.  Okay, seriously I was looking for some protein.  Wasn’t going to find anything substantial here.  But, it was a long and very hot walk wearing jeans from the hotel (note to self – why didn’t you wear shorts???)

I wasn’t disappointed.  Despite the fact that it was probably THE most unhealthy thing I’ve eaten in a long time, I did enjoy these hot freshly made beignet covered in a mountain of sugar.

To top off this delightful N’awlins experience was the jazz trumpet player on the sidewalk outside.

This is a “must do”.  What’s my takeaway from this experience?  Easy – a box of Cafe du Monde Beignet mix to make at home!

Happy noshing!

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