Normally I wouldn’t recommend eating a dessert in lieu of a meal. In fact, I’m still not recommending it – it’s just what we happened to do that day. And I don’t regret it one little bit.
Tristan and I had finished a morning of intermittently visiting museums and walking around. We were starving and it was way past time to have some food.
Being the middle of August, it was also very hot and we were tired of walking around in the heat. So you know what sounded just about perfect at that moment? A cold, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth sundae.
So that’s what set us on our path. Our minds were set. We were heading to Sucre in the Garden District.
After waiting for what seemed like hours for the streetcar, it eventually came and we were thankful to finally be heading to our destination. We hopped off the streetcar and walked a few blocks over Magazine Street, where the shops and restaurants congregate.
We didn’t have to ponder the menu because we knew before we got there what we wanted. A NOLA Sundae. Tristan had seen it in a local magazine and it looked unbelievably good.
It was probably about 1 or 2pm and we still hadn’t eaten since breakfast, so we were famished. But we split this baby and it filled us up. This was it for lunch for us. Which was actually fine because I’m sure the calories in this behemoth dessert would tide us over for a while. :)
It’s bread pudding combined with layers of butter-pecan gelato, banana fosters sauce, crumbled pecans, whipped cream and topped with small chocolate pieces. It was absolutely divine.
Even if you’re not in the Garden District and don’t necessarily have plans to go there, I’d highly recommend a stop by Sucre for a yummy dessert fix. We also tried samples of their cake and it was moist and flavorful (dry cake is a big no no in my book). They have other sweets and goodies, too, though we didn’t venture beyond the NOLA.
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