Ok, everyone. I’m home from slaving in The Cypress Cottage for a few hours and about to leave for a baseball scrimmage. I have just enough time to squeeze this contest in here and not make you wait until late tonight.
I flatter myself in thinking that hundreds, nay thousands, of readers are just sitting at their computers refreshing this page every five seconds waiting for this contest.
As you might have read, someone kidnapped me for my birthday and took me somewhere. This contest has several parts, and every answer must be correct in order to be in the final running.
Answer these questions, if you can, and the photos will give you some clues.
Who kidnapped me?
How did we travel?
Where did we go?
What did we do there?
What kind of cake did we eat?
Ok, let’s see if you sleuth types can come up with the answers. If more than one person gets all the answers correct, the winner will be chosen at random. If only one person gets all the answers correct, then we have an instant winner.
The prize will be your choice of one Louisiana Fish Fry product. You may see some of the items listed here that you may choose from. I have a few of them on hand.
Sorry, family, but you may not participate in this one!!!!
I’ll be back late tonight to check on your progress!
Let the game begin!
I love that some of you put yourself out there with guesses like “Terrebonne Bay”–man Heidi, I wish there was a place to eat out there. I get really hungry when I’m fishing and sure get tired of Vienna sausages!
We PARKED in the Jax Brewery parking lot, and yes we did go potty there, but we did not eat there, Steffi.
Ash and Jen (my nieces) are dying because they know exactly what kind of cake that was–as they discovered this restaurant and shared it with us!!!
Many thanks to each one of you for playing the game. It’s been a blast to see your guesses.
Here’s what the RBK Birthday Heist consisted of:
My daughter picked me up and drove me in her car to the French Quarter of New Orleans. I guess you could say we did act like tourists, because she even begged a parking garage attendant to let us in because it was my birthday. No go. So, we ended up parking blocks away in the JAX parking lot.
From there, we walked to St. Louis street, where we had dinner reservations at a very crowded and very loud restaurant called NOLA. It is one of Emeril’s (BAM!) restaurants.
First, we shared crab cake drizzled in some sort of tasty stuff, with some kind of crumbled cheese and tangy olives around the plate with a clump of thick stuff on top. It was delicious!
“Pan Roasted Crab Cake with Smokey Eggplant Puree, Feta Cheese,
Kalamata Olives, Crispy Spinach and Citrus Butter”
We then ate a salad with red lettuce, black berries, some kind of fancy goat cheese, and a smoky vinaigrette.
“Baby Greens Tossed in Sherry Wine-Bacon Vinaigrette with
Blackberries and Warm Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese”
My entre` was grilled mahi mahi with sliced veggies in some sort of tasty sauce.
“Grilled Seasonal Fish with Vegetable “Capellini”, Pine Nut Pesto and Tomato Vinaigrette”
My kidnapper had some sort of grilled shrimp and roasted
mushrooms on a bed of the best grits you ever want to hang a lip over.
“Shrimp & Grits” Sautéed Gulf Shrimp, Grilled Green Onions, Smoked Cheddar Grits, Apple Smoked Bacon, Crimini Mushrooms,
Creole Tomato Glaze and Red Chili-Abita Butter Sauce
And even though we were stuffed to the brim, what’s a birthday without cake and ice cream? We shared that lovely dessert in the photo. Yes, it is a piece of pound cake. But what kind of pound cake, some of you are asking? Rootbeer-flavored pound cake, and I swear the ice cream was home made. It was the lightest ice cream I’ve ever eaten. I don’t know how they made it so fluffly!
“Vanilla-Rootbeer Marbled Pound Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream and Rootbeer Drizzle”
After dinner, we acted like tourists and did some window shopping and people watching. As we walked back to the car, we decided to take some scenic photos to use in this blog and to help confuse those of you who might really think that we rode the train or the Natchez. Nice touch, eh? Alas, they were just to throw you off track!
I had a wonderful evening, and my daughter is one of, if not the most, thoughtful person I know. I wish I could be half the person she is. I count myself very blessed when I think about her. May she be well and live long on this earth.
So, who is our winner? None other than . . . . . Stephanie!
I think Stephanie had some kind of insider information, or maybe she even followed us or saw us there at NOLA. Ok, Stephanie. Confess. How did you know so exactly what our evening involved?
Email me and we’ll talk about when you’re coming down here to get your gift!!! You also have a boat trip you need to collect, young lady!
Thank you, everyone, for a wonderful birthday! BW