Having a Cajun / Creole dinner, yummy!!! :P

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Yadi & Addie :)
We got a reservation for dinner at one of the most popular restaurants of New Orleans' cuisine. Blair got a table for 4 people. Addie would pick me up at 7pm in order to be there by 7:30pm, time of our reservation. Addie came on time, but the drive wasn't as long as expected, so we were there at 7:15pm. No problem. The atmosphere of this place was awesome. Although it was Monday, the place was packed. So good we had a table, yay!

We went to the bar and got a glass of wine each. We were just chatting at same time I was looking a man who cleaned the oysters and serve them raw... would I try them? I have already done that once and liked it, but maybe it wasn't the best idea for the day before traveling.
he was cleaning the oysters...
While we were there I saw a familiar face. It was Vicky. She also works with us. Hey Vicky! She told me Blair and Osvaldo were parking and coming. Oh! a small problem. Blair didn't change the reservation and now we had to wait almost 1hr to get a table for 5, pffffff.

Actually that wasn't an inconvenient at all, since we stayed at the bar having wine and chilling out. This restaurant has been visited by famous people and their pictures were hanging on the walls, mmm, like my idea of TB's pics hanging on the HQ's walls, haha. The wine was tasty and so the company. I didn't realize what time was it, until they let us know our table was ready and waiting for us, how nice!

The bar is so informal, but the dining room is serious and quiet... well, that was the first impression, wrong! Blair asked for a bottle of wine while we were thinking about what to order.
with Osvaldo... I was his babysitter ;)
Our waitress came back quickly and was really nice. She even laughed when Osvaldo told her that she looked like Harry Potter's sister, haha. Well, we have been checking the menu, but no idea what to order. Blair was the expert, so he ordered the appetizers. We shared the Fried Calamaris and Capresse Salad. I wasn't eating the calamaris and Blair noticed it. So he asked me, why I didn't try them. I should do it... "well, I'd love to do it... but I'm allergic to them..." "Come on, Yadi! You should have told me that..." I told Blair not to worry. I'll survive with the salad plus I wanted to save room for the entree, hehe.

Our waitress came again and we were ready to order our entrees. Osvaldo, Vicky and Addie got the signature dish of the restaurant: "The Original Pascal's BBQ Shrimp" which is prepared in a spicy and tangy sauce.
our table!!! Vicky, Addie, Blair, Yadi & Osvaldo (busy with his shrimps, hehe)
Blair ordered the "Veal Marsala" and I, the "Ala Manale Salad". Osvaldo wanted to try the "Turtle soup". So I ordered a cup to share. I tried this soup once before in New Orleans and liked it ;)

A few minutes later, our waiter came with the dishes, but before starting to eat. The 3 people who'd get the BBQ Shrimp should wear their uniforms: a bib! so fun! Before the waitress left us, we ordered more wine and water. The food was delicious!!! Blair cooked the BBQ Shrimp once at his house when I was there and he wanted me to try the ones at the restaurant and compare them with the ones he cooked. Well... what can I say? Blair is a terrific cook!!! Well, we were full... could barely move, but we couldn't help it and

We ordered desserts, but to share! haha. I got the Caramel Custard, which was like a flan, nothing too heavy. Blair got the Bread Pudding, Osvaldo, Vicky and Addie a slice of cheesecake each of them. Ok, it was official we were too full... Time to order the check and get ready to leave, although none of us wanted to walk, haha.

Addie drove me back to the hotel. I had a flight to catch tomorrow at noon. Blair would come for me in the morning... I was so glad I packed everything before leaving. Now I could just go straight to bed and sleep... I was so tired...
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Yadi & Addie :)
Yadi & Addie :)
he was cleaning the oysters...
he was cleaning the oysters...
with Osvaldo... I was his babysitt…
with Osvaldo... I was his babysit…
our table!!! Vicky, Addie, Blair, …
our table!!! Vicky, Addie, Blair,…
The original!!!
The original!!!
Pascals Manale :)
Pascal's Manale :)
the appetizers, Capresse Salad & F…
the appetizers, Capresse Salad & …
Osvaldo is getting ready for the B…
Osvaldo is getting ready for the …
my salad and the turtle soup :P
my salad and the turtle soup :P
BBQ Shrimp!!!
BBQ Shrimp!!!
Vicky & Addie enjoying their shrim…
Vicky & Addie enjoying their shri…
Vicky, Blair & Addie
Vicky, Blair & Addie
Bread Pudding, so good!!!
Bread Pudding, so good!!!
Caramel Custard, tasty!!!
Caramel Custard, tasty!!!
Of course, the wine was from Napa!
Of course, the wine was from Napa!
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Home of the original BBQ Shrimp - Pascal's Manale Restaurant
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