Monday, January 24, 2011

Blast in Baton Rouge

I just returned from a fabulous trip in Baton Rouge! It was nice to get away for a couple of nights and see the sites of somewhere I had really never been. Well, I had traveled through Baton Rouge on my way to other places but never actually stayed and seen the city. My great-aunt (Joe Joe) and I love to travel so we decided to take a spur of the moment trip to this cajun city to do a little relaxing, shopping and, of course, eating!! With that being said, I'm going to dedicate this post to all of the delicious bites we tasted while away on our mini vacay. And let me just go ahead and preface...these pictures don't do any of it a bit of justice! It was all fantastic!

Lunch @ Zea Rotisserie Grill

Dinner @ Fleming's Steakhouse
Breakfast @ La Madeleine

Strawberries Romanoff,
Lemon Madeleines,
....and tomato basil soup to bring home!

Lunch @ Las Palmas Mexican

Dinner @ Gino's Italian Restaurant (a local favorite recommended to us!)

Oh, and the best part of the trip was finding The Ambrosia Bakery!! I can't even begin to explain to you how amazing this place is...pastries, desserts, cakes, donuts, truffles, cookies, trifles, pies, fresh name it. They even serve breakfast and lunch! Of course , their specialty this time of year is the King Cake so we brought home a few - yes, a few! Collin loves a good king cake, and I join him in that liking :) 

We brought home the cream cheese, cream cheese & strawberry, praline and pecan/cream cheese and bavarian cream! YUM!

Look at the cases of goodies!

Oh, and to finish this Monday morning post, I'm going to brag on my wonderful husband. He cooked an amazing meal for us last night...grilled filet with corn, asparagus, fresh bread and onion. He is one good griller, and it was the perfect way to end our busy weekend.

Is your mouth watering yet?! Happy Monday!


  1. If you ever come to my neck of the woods again, I would love to give you some more "local" recommendations. Glad you had fun in our city!

  2. Oh if you only knew how much my mouth is watering - just from the bakery part! I just got home from the dentist, new crown and he said I can't eat for 4 hours and I was starving when I got there! This post did not help me.

  3. yes! my mouth is watering :)
    have a great week <3

  4. All these dishes makes me super hungry!

  5. Those dishes look fabulouso! Praline creme cheese..oh thats too good! Louisiana has the best food in my opinion. I have relatives in BR, and we went back about 5 years ago and had such amazing food especially when we hit all the grand old restaurants in New Orleans...OMG I must have gained 5 pounds on that short visit but sooo worth every calorie.
    Glad you had fun..its a special place with a special spirit.
    I am new to blogging, glad to have discovered yours. Please take a look at mine, its about the building of our new home and my love for decor and design....

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Oh this is torture!!!! It all sounds so good! I have not spent time in Baton Rouge really, I would love to go.

  7. I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.


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