First Stop- Antoine's
The meeting point of our tour was Antoine's. We tried gumbo and had a tour of the restaurant. The guide told us that the Thursday before Mardi Gras, the place sat 1,700 people for lunch! It doesn't look that big from the outside, but it is actually huge! We got to walk through all of the dining rooms (I think there were 13!)
Walls are covered with New Orleans and American History. Pictures of Kings and Queens from Mardi Gras, Duke and Duchess of Windsor, a bottle of wine from the last voyage of the Queen Mary, and even one of the first light bulbs invented by Thomas Edison!
One of the Dining rooms had a giant snail carved into the wall! How cool! Nathan decided to pet it.
To be continued...