Restaurant August – New Orleans

Vegetarian Tasting Menu on Christmas Eve at Restaurant August in New Orleans.

T’was the night before X-mas at Restaurant August…




Here’s the happy couple…


…and the meal that stole Christmas:









It couldn’t have been a more perfect, delicious evening. I’m so impressed with them for having a vegetarian tasting menu – even the amuse bouche (an eggnog panna cotta).

Unfortunately, this is how I’ve been since 9pm last night:


I’m really really really sick. I know it’s not food poisoning because Abe’s had the
same exact things as me the last few days. My stomach warned me the first night and I thought eating vegetarian would’ve been a safe bet – but I guess all the butter, cream, and sugar has finally caught up with me.

Even though I’ve got another full day left in New Orleans, it’s pretty safe to say that everything here on out is going to be as blah as can be….if I can manage to get anything down.

Happy Holidaze?!



23 thoughts on “Restaurant August – New Orleans

    1. actorsdiet Post author

      thanks! it’s actually just me who’s sick – thankfully, so abe can get me everything!

  1. ChezJulie

    Oh, no, you poor thing! Must be some kind of virus you’ve been dancing around that finally caught up with you. I’m sick for Christmas, too – cancelled Christmas Eve dinner, had a lovely Christmas morning, but now am going back to bed while the husband visits relatives.

    At least it happened at the end of your trip and not the start. Hope you feel better soon. I’ve been really enjoying the account of your trip up to now.

  2. Lauren

    OHHHH NOO!! I am so sorry to hear and see you sick. What a complete drag on your vacation and your birthday and Christmas! Feel better love.

  3. mandyunruh

    So sorry! I’ve got a funny tummy, too. Hit me last night. Not sure if it’s an emotional reaction to extremely bad in-law behavior (they left last night, thank God), early labor, or just a bug. Guess time will tell! So I’m in bed all day, hanging with husband, eating toast. What a bizarre Christmas. xoxo

  4. Anna

    I’m SO sorry you’re sick!! That New Orleans food can be SO rich, especially when you’re not used to eating that way. Happy belated birthday, and happy holidays!

  5. Danielle @ myfoodideas

    Oh no:-( being sick is the worst especially when you arent home:-( I hope you guys feel better!

  6. Silvia @ skinny jeans food

    Poor thang! On vacation and sick! You eat so healthy most of the time, your belly seems to be offended by all the rich food and maybe some bug that seems to go around. Hope you feel better soon!!

  7. Rose

    aw, lynn, i’m so sorry! – at least you have the coziest-looking-sick -bed-ever though, right? i hope you feel better soon- take it as an excuse to just curl up with some x-mas movies, i guess 😉

  8. Amy @ Second City Randomness

    Well. I’m glad you had a lovely night out for your birthday. But I’m sorry you’re feeling so ill! 🙁 Rest up for the rest of the trip… I hope you feel better soon!

  9. Imwaytoobusy

    I am usually a quiet reader of yours, but I thought I would send well wishes! I am glad you were able to have a fabulous Christmas Eve. Feel better soon!

  10. elise

    awwww..sorry love! happy belated birthday. hope you can find some fun (non-food?) related things to do the last days of your trip. oh, and merry xmas 🙂

  11. Lauren

    I feel your pain! I missed my family’s Christmas Eve celebration due to a combo of the flu and a cold. Joy to the world. At least I felt well enough yesterday to eat some of the most delicious ham I’ve ever tasted at my Aunt’s family’s house!

  12. susan

    Merry Christmas Lynn! I’m glad you and Abe had a memorable and yummy evening, and I hope you feel better soon!

  13. Melissa @ TryingToHeal

    Oh no, feel better lady! I’ve got a stomach thing goin’ on too; seems to be going around with a lot of bloggers! boo!!! and Merry Late Christmas!

  14. lequan

    Oh gosh Lynn. Saw your tweet, but didn’t know you were this sick. You poor girl 🙁 I’ve been staying off blogging due to my daughter’s bday and Christmas so I’m just now catching up on all 6 of your posts. I really hope you feel better soon! Wished you were closer so I could rush over a hot bowl of chicken congee for you.

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