Best pizza of my life.
NOLA, It’s one of Emeril’s restaurants (though from what I understand he’s there only a few times a year. As in a very few.) there on St. Louis in the Quarter.
I first had supper there probably fifteen years ago, and besides loving the super-attentive service, my friends and I weren’t especially impressed with the food. So all this time, I just haven’t gone out of my way to go back to it…however, I noticed they are open for lunch on Thursdays. The thinking was that even if it isn’t great, I’ll be paying lunch prices and it won’t be as heartbreaking as a disappointing supper. Lunch here was a great decision — and there was zero disappointment.
I sat at the bar, snacked on some bread, and had a great conversation with the chef that was running the brick oven. Since I liked him so much, I decided to choose something we could chat about while it was cooked right in front of my practically — so I set on the duck confit pizza with fried egg, truffle oil, parmesan, and arugula.
The crust was amazing. The duck was…well, it was duck confit so you know that’s amazing…and then there’s that yummy runny yolk from the egg mixed with the oil and the cheese and the fresh bite of the arugula. Perfection. BPOML. Yes. Yes.