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Afternoon Tea at the Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans

What do you do after running a half marathon? Gorge yourself on carbs, of course.  Or at least that is what I did in New Orleans after running the Rock N Roll half marathon in February.  We made reservations for tea at the Windsor Court Hotel after the race, and enjoyed a proper afternoon tea.  I will say I was frightened by the appearance of the hotel from the outside – it looks like a cement monstrosity and it is not in a very charming neighborhood, but as soon as I was in the lobby I was assuaged by the lovely decor and the live harpist.  We also had excellent service and the seating was very comfortable.  Feast your eyes below:

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Sandwich Plate

Dessert Plate

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Brunch at Commander’s Palace

Commander’s Palace is a New Orleans’s institution.  (http://www.commanderspalace.com/)  Located in the Garden District, this historic restaurant has been serving rich, mouthwatering New Orleans cuisine since 1880.  From the service and decor to the cocktails and of course the food itself, everything is uniquely and exquisitely high class New Orleans (meaning charming and decadent).  Better to see for yourself:

Bisque with plenty of French bread

Beautiful Benedict

Shrimp and Grits a la Commander’s Palace (Fancy)

Dessert (as if the meal wasn’t rich enough)

After this scrumptious brunch my friend and I attempted to walk off a few bites by gawking at all the historic mansions in the Garden District.  We also gossiped about the fact that we saw Joan Rivers at Commander’s Palace and she looked just like she does on TV in person (sorry, no photo).  Anyway, Commander’s Palace is a must if you happen to find yourself in the Big Easy.  Your taste buds, if not your waist-line, will thank you.

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