Greetings from New Orleans! I flew in on Monday morning and survived the flight with a latte for “Macy” and a homemade granola bar.Today, I was up bright and early for a run…And by bright, I mean dark. Unfortunately when I went outside to run, the skies weren’t ready for me!Since I didn’t think running alone in a big dark city was a good idea, I took it to the fluorescent-lit and lonely treadmill.1 mile easy, 1/2 mile hard, 1/2 mile easy, 1 mile hard, 1 mile easy. That all equals FOUR. Topped with surfer Lakey Peterson’s “beach legs” workout!
Getting in an early morning workout can be tough when you’re traveling — but meals like Monday’s epic feast gives me plenty of motivation to get going. I headed to Restaurant August with some colleagues for a culinary adventure!Chef John Besh is kinda a big deal in Louisiana and this is one of his signature eateries. I started off with a glass of pink-ish pinot — the color shows that this wine was made with unpeeled grapes, apparently.Up next was a special taste from the chef: a parmesan-egg “custard” that was creamy, salty, and of course quite cheesy. Loved the delicate egg cup!For my entree, I went with the crispy fried soft shell crab, which was paired with a green bean and Marcona almond salad. When on the Gulf Coast, eat seafood!I feel bad not sharing a photo of my delicious chocolate-coconut dessert, but my poor iPhone just couldn’t handle the lighting to get an appetizing shot.
Now, I’m headed home to Nashville where my Nikon, home, and husband await See you soon!
- Favorite seafood dish?
- Running in the dark: yay or nay?
- What hotel brand do you think is the best? (I went Hilton and loved it!)