Napoleon House is known for its Pimm’s Cup, inner courtyard, and muffulettas – we highly recommend all three. Legend has it that that countless people experience their first Pimm’s Cup at Napoleon House. If you don’t have time to sit down and enjoy the gorgeous courtyard you can always take your Pimm’s Cup to go like we did! We’ve been to New Orleans many times and the trip is never complete without a stop at Napoleon House!
When strolling around the French Quarter we always stop at Napoleon House Bar and Cafe for a refreshing Pimm’s Cup to go and find a place to stop and eat some oysters.
The dining experience doesn’t just start when you get to the restaurant or sit down at the table. We believe it is an all encompassing experience and starts with getting ready for the dining experience itself. So we headed to H&M to do some shopping pre-dinner. I found this pretty black skirt and tights on sale to go with my Ann Taylor top and Barbara is wearing black leggings from H&M along with a Zara top and Banana Republic necklace.
6-oz Petite Filet Mignon
This is one of the best dishes I have ever-eaten; Lobster with pillowy gnocchi in a vanilla cream sauce.
After dinner they bring out this beautiful compilation of boxes. Each box has a little dessert in side. This restaurant really knows how to create an incredible experience for the dining. Next trip to NOLA will definitely include this delicious destination!
Mr. B’s Bistro is so much fun. We love the lively atmosphere here and they happen to have the best BBQ shrimp in NOLA!
Before our afternoon flight we celebrated our last day in NOLA by going to the Court of Two Sisters Jazz Brunch. The selection was of massive proportions with offerings ranging from fresh salads, to gumbos, to dirty rices, egg station, carving stations and lots of desserts to include our favorite King Cake! Plus fantastic mimosas!
NOLA is the ultimate foodie destination and we are always excited for our trip!
Until next time…
The Pimm’s Cup is one of our favorite cocktails. Pimm’s No. 1 is a gin-based spirit with the flavors of fruits and spices. It’s very well-balanced and quite refreshing, especially when you add mixers such as fresh lemonade, herbs and ginger ale.
Our first stop was at the W French Quarter’s SoBou Bar. SoBou provides an excellent cocktail program to it’s patrons led by celebrated Bar Chef Lu Brow of The Swizzle Stick Bar and in-house Bar Chef Abigail Gullo. (W Hotels)
This Pimm’s was light and refreshing, we really enjoyed it and what made it even better was the fantastic atmosphere.
Next we visited the International House’s Loa bar, which is famous for it’s well-mixed and creative concoctions. This bar had such a cool vibe. We loved the reggae music and 100’s of flickering candles. Our bartender was really fantastic. She made our Pimm’s with lots of fresh fruit. Since it was cold season, she wanted us to get an extra infusion of antioxidants, how nice! These ended up being our favorites of our Pimm’s cup crawl.
Last on our Pimm’s Cup Crawl was the Napoleon House Bar & Cafe. A must visit every time that we are in New Orleans. The Pimm’s Cup is their signature cocktail. We tried the Original Pimm’s Cup and the Twist on a Pimm’s where they added sweet mint syrup. They also have fantastic food and a great courtyard, so plan to stay a while. If you’re in a hurry, you can take your Pimm’s to go, in a keepsake cup too (as pictured below). Cheers!
- Ice cubes
- 4 lemon slices
- 4 cucumber slices
- 4 strawberry slices
- 4 mint leaves
- 1 cup ginger ale
- 1 cup lemonade
- 3 cups Pimm’s No. 1 Cup, available at liquor stores
- Fill 4 (8 to 10-ounce) highball glasses with ice cubes. Divide the lemon, cucumber, mint and strawberry slices among the glasses.
- In a large pitcher, pour in the ginger ale, lemonade and Pimm’s. Stir to combine. Pour mixture into glasses and enjoy!