NEW ORLEANS - Day 3, Donaldsonville & More!
The Grapevine Cafe & Gallery is owned by Cynthia and Steve
Schneider and is located at 211 Railroad Avenue in the heart of
Donaldsonville. This restaurant is in an old 1920's restored
building - brick walls line the spacious dining area. The building
has a long history as a bar, restaurant and gambling area. Al
Capone used to even frequent during Prohibition. Their specialty is
Louisiana Creole and Cajun cooking - rotating artwork lines the
walls and live music is scheduled on certain days. But the real
winner here is the award-winning food. Special emphasis is placed
on seafood and meats. You are in Louisiana - choose from a plethora
of Cajun crayfish dishes. We barely made it past the appetizer to
the main course! Select from mouth watering dishes such as crawfish
etouffee, gumbo, & several Andouille dishes.
Save room for dessert. With her personal bread pudding recipe served at a James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards dinner in New York City, you have to figure Cynthia knows what she is doing! After tasting this White Chocolate Bread Pudding which is served warm and topped with a white chocolate sauce we must say this is one of the best bread puddings we have tried (and by this time we were already stuffed with numerous tasty dishes!). The "gallery" is located next door and features unique works of art by Cynthia's husband Steve.