I know I've gained weight these first 18 weeks solely because I can't have my wine so my sweet tooth is not satisfied after supper. So I have to substitute it with ice cream.
We went to Stella! last night with Aunt Liz and Uncle Bob. Uncle RaRa had been there a few weeks ago and said it was stellar compared to the time we went a few years ago for my dad's birthday. I decided to give it another try. It was phenomenal. Now let me preface this by saying that Gautreau's is still hands down the best meal I have had in years but the experience at Stella! was a different one. There aren't many restaurants in New Orleans that have menus like this. It was eyecatching and mouth watering. The use of fresh ingredients and the different combinations of those ingredients were very interesting. We wanted to order all the appetizers. We probably should have gotten the 7 course tasting menu but I hate to do that when I cannot enjoy the wine pairings that go with each course so we'll save that for after the baby is here. But that's not why I'm blogging about last night. When we were finished, all sufficiently stuffed we decided to check out Sucre on Magazine.
It was so cool! We walked off of the Magazine Street grit (not saying grit is a bad thing) into this clean, crisp, cool place. You felt like you were in New York or even Paris. I can't even describe it. You'll have to go see for yourself. The desserts were fancy (not the kind of desserts I like to eat) but it was the ice cream display that got me. It was delicious. I will definitely go back for one of my nightly ice cream fixes.