While we waited, Preston took us back to the butcher shop (they also do bar stool menu) and yes, we bought some head cheese. he was gracious, funny and wonderful. SO, there you go. After a week of gorging ourselves in NOLA our best meal and experience was hands down, COCHON.
Second Place: Bayona/ Coop's (great jambolya!)
Yeah well. It started badly at the front when we arrived and were informed that the concierge at our hotel had made the reservations for an hour later. As three of us had been standing right there when the concierge said "Eight o'clock" this didn't go over well. Properly if they screwed up or didn't know who screwed up, they should have simply said, "There's been a mix up." Instead we were told they would see if they could "squeeze us in" and did they ever. 40 minutes later after a three club sodas in the bar (again--someone would have gone the extra mile to comp us the fizzy water) we're showed to our table.
We ordered the tasting menu.
Will not go back again, Cochon, Baylona, Commander's Palace, Stella's, and Mr. B's all did better food and far far better service.