My husband and I drove down and met one of my cousins at a new New Orleans eatery, Sweet Fire & Ice last night (actually, it's in Metairie). It was our first time there and we all loved it! This particular cousin had been pushing to try this restaurant for weeks. The restaurant had an upscale, but hip club type vibe, that just happened to serve great food. The complimentary valet parking was an added bonus. I had the herb crusted salmon (ok.. yum!) and my husband had the Bone-In Ribeye Steak with a side of sweet potatoes that could have easily passed for a fattening dessert. We all started out with the broccoli balls (I think it was called "Bayou Broccoli" on the menu, but ok.. yum again!) and they were absolutely delish. The restaurant was dimly lit with music playing throughout. People were dressed in everything from jeans to dresses, to basketball jerseys. It was very comfortable and reasonably priced.
To finish, we had the Banana's Foster dessert which came in a tall martini glass with lots of whipped cream. It was all good. And filling. No baby portions there either, which can be both good and bad. My cousin made it there before us and waited for us at the bar and had nothing but rave reviews about the bar area and the fireplace in the middle of the room. Sweet Fire and Ice made for a memorable and very delicious evening. So if ya'll are ever in the city, and want a nice meal, Sweet Fire and Ice probably won't disappoint. Nice.