In 2012 I went to New Orleans for a business trip. I was no ignorant to the excellent reputation this city had for flavors and food, so needless to say I was ready for it! I did my homework: researched online and asked friends... and just like the saying "all roads lead to Rome" I realized, all my questions led me to Jacques-Imo's Cafe! Oh, how thankful I am for that!
The restaurant is not located in the main touristic area of NoLa, but in a more secluded and traditional area of the city, which made it that much more appealing to me. Upon arriving I felt the energy and drive that characterizes this mixture of cultures that we have come to recognize as Creole.
The menu was full of intriguing plates, so choosing my dinner was not easy task. I ended up settling for the famous Shrimp and Alligator Cheesecake (who can pass that!) and the Roasted Stuffed Quail. I sat, waiting for my own culinary party to start... counting the minutes, until I was greeted with a small basket of cornbread heaven... two small-warm-buttely-parsleyly cornbreads that had me at "hello". That was just the opening act for a meal as delicious as the ingredients are unusual... every bite built up the flavors to an even higher place... a definite MUST try in this city, you won't be disappointed!