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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dinner at Herbsaint

is a restaurant  located on the corner of St. Charles Ave. and Girod St. in New Orleans, LA. It is named after the Absinthe substitute, Herbsaint, an Anise-flavored Liqueur.

As you enter the restaurant,

you come into a very warm and inviting dining and bar area.

After ordering from their Menu,

a nice bit of Ciabatta bread was brought to the table.

While the servers waited for their orders,

we were brought some soups.

Dining companion (DC) ordered the chicken and Andouille sausage Gumbo.

Rich and intensely flavored, this was some of the best gumbo I have ever had, certainly the best from a restaurant.

I ordered the soup of the day, which was Pancetta, Black-Eyed peas and greens.

This was also very good, but the gumbo "won" hands down.

Rabbit Fricassee was next.

It was great as well but DC had an aversion to eating rabbit. DC's loss. I thought the Braising pot (Dutch Oven) was a nice touch.

Braised Pork Belly was ordered next and served atop mushrooms and whipped potatoes. Heaven!

DC and I also ordered a side of the vegetable of the day, which were roasted Brussels Sprouts

These were as almost everything is here very good and a great accompaniment to the pork belly dish.

DC finished with something from the Dessert menu.

was served with Salted Caramel Gelato and topped with caramel sauce. I do not have much of a sweet tooth but this was unbelievably delicious.

Herbsaint is a wonderful restaurant and I would go back without any reservations (get there early) when in New Orleans again.

It's a wrap for another post on Forks.

Herbsaint Bar and Restaurant
701 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130

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