Wednesday, July 9, 2008

New Orleans Part 2~ Olivier's Restaurant

The next restaurant restaurant we visited was Olivier's Creole Restaurant. K. and T. had found this restaurant online and it was on the Food Network's website, so we decided to check it out. It was nice to see everyone again because during the summer most of us are off doing internships. J.'s at Kellog's, E. is at General Mills, and T. is at Wrigleys.
T. thought the food was amazing and was four out of five stars (I think). I guess I'm a picky eater (I'd like to think I have an excellent palate) because I wasn't impressed with the taste, but it was definitely better than Pat O'Brien's. I think that the consensus was that the food was quite tasty, but not "amazing" as T. put it.

Our meals started off with a house salad. I really enjoyed the dressing which consisted of garlic, a blend of spices, and olive oil. I chose to order the Taster's Platter (I labeled this seafood sampler). Everything on the plate except for the gumbo was fried...fried shrimp, oysters, catfish, and crabcakes. If you haven't noticed, I tend to order items with multiple selections so that I can maximize my dining pleasure. Also, just in case I do not like something, I have the other options to pick on. So if there is the word "trio," "sampler," or "tasting," I usually order that dish.

Here's some other pictures for you all to enjoy.


chou said...

Wow, I love the labels! :) Thank you for the beignet mix. It made me smile!!

genkitummy said...

you're back!
i actually left a comment on your blog letting you know i left something at your desk. i guess it never got sent.