We've just been to Ignatius for lunch. It is a wonderful 'french' feeling cafe on Magazine Street and is run by the same folks as Rue de la Course - my favourite coffee shop!! The food is great - all the New Orleans traditionals - jambalaya, shrimp creole, po' boys, muffulatas, red beans and rice with sausage, etouffee, gumbo.
Today as an appetizer, we had "boudin" for the first time. It is Cajun Haggis - looks like a sausage but you cut into it and it oozes its innards just like haggis (pictured below). It is made from lots of things I've been told but the kind we had was pork based. The other difference is it is made with rice instead of oats, so this means its gluten free!!!! which, as I'm allergic to gluten, is fantastic!!!
Dazza loved the boudin as did I and was waxing lyrical about his first taste of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties in Scotland. The best unique meal he says he's ever had. He did say that the haggis grossed him out before he tried it!! Dazza had a juicy half roast beef po' boy and crawfish and corn chowder. I had a big house salad (their salads are amazing too - they do a muffalata salad - everything from a muffulata but on salad instead of bread - again gluten free!!!). We both polished off our lunch with some Rue de la Course coffee!
From some mild eavesdropping, I love how in this town people have long and rich conversations all about food!! Its good to be home!