333 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
Happy hour at Lüke! Actually, it was our dinner after a long day at work. =) We were seated in the second (back) section where the open kitchen was visible to the diners. Along the way, we saw many good looking dishes on the tables - lots of seafood and meat!
You can see our waitress getting menus in the photo. She was bubbly and energetic, giving us great food and drink recommendations. Again, we found the hospitality in New Orleans to be top notch!
To start, we had “Le Plateau” of Gulf oysters. The oysters were fresh and the taste was clean. I was never a raw shellfish kind of girl, but these ones were good! Plus, when you're in a city known for seafood, you have to at least try it!
To fulfill my oyster craving, I also had the fried oyster, bacon, romaine, and avocado salad. It was light enough to help me save room for dessert. =)
By now, you can probably guess that Howard is a meat and potato kind of guy. He tried the entrecôte grillée au frites, a grilled rib-eye with maître d’hôtel butter, sauce béarnaise, and a jumbo lump of crab-meat. So neat that it was served on a cutting board and the fries were in a tin pail!
I told you I saved room for dessert. Brendan’s bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream and hot buttered pecan sauce. Ridiculously amazing!