Travel Eats: Bourbon House in New Orleans

After consuming copious amounts of fried crayfish, chargrilled oysters, fried chicken and gumbo, it was a relief to walk into Bourbon House in New Orleans.  Located on the corner of Bourbon and Iberville St. and (or a block off of Canal Street), Bourbon House is a seafood / oyster bar.  Bourbon House flaunts a delicious seasonal menu.  What does that mean for potential diners?  If it’s not in season, you won’t find it on the menu.

It is a fairly large restaurants with floor to ceiling windows that overlook both Bourbon Street and Iberville Street.  Dishes are authentically ‘New Orleans’ featuring classic creole-esque flavours.  Being called Bourbon House also means that it flaunts an impressive Bourbon menu with over 100 American Whiskeys on the list as well as a classic “Bourbon Milk Punch” – which let me tell you is worth ordering (multiple if you have room). Continue reading

Travel: NOLA bound

Hello all,

Today is an update of what is to come.  I will be taking this blog on the road!  Together, we will visit the rich flavours and spices of New Orleans, Louisiana.  Prepare for the change in flavour towards the soulfully spicy and cajun inspired foods.  Look forward to famous NOLA landmarks such as, Cafe Du Monde and Bourbon Street.

This is not the first trip to NOLA, however, this will be the first one with this blog.  will be trying a variety of foods from restaurants and bars while there, as well as enjoying the culture to the fullest.  Hopefully, these glimpses will provide with with some of the look and feel that is N’Orleans and let you experience the diverse culture.

These travelling posts are only the start.

Until next time,

xo Chanel

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Eats: Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar – Kitsilano

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There is something about authentic Cajun and Louisiana style cooking that you can’t find just anywhere.   I’ve been to New Orleans, Louisiana or NOLA two times within the last two years.  The culture and food there is simply fantastic.  Everything has flavour – from the people, to the history, to the drinks, to the wide variety of foods.   So when I came back a year ago from my first experience of the NOLA food, I was craving good fried chicken and an amazing Caesar.  Enter Chewies.

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Today, I’m introducing you to that old favourite.  The Kitsilano location was its first location.  Located two blocks away from the beach, it has a wrap around patio and a cozy interior.  The restaurant itself features a unique open kitchen concept that allows guests of the restaurant to immerse themselves in the true style of  southern cooking.  Dishes like Gumbo, Creole Mussels and Jambalaya are on the menu and taste so authentically New Orleans that it was hard to pick where I had had the better of the two dishes.

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