Louie is such a "Welcome to New Orleans" kind of guy...gusto, guts and charm. Everyone loves Louie. How can you not? (After all, he is Louie Armstrong Bertrand-Hosapple!) He rounds out the family in his own, very unique, inimatable way. He is one of a kind! As you can imagine, he worked his charm on my visitor too!
No one cared when he rested his head on the table hoping for a tidbit here or there. (Me, I have a Sammie cat who puts her head in the cookie jar!)
Who worries about that, when you have the honor of watching Stew making pecan pies and shrimp etouffé, and Eric has cracked open the wine and nibbles for you?
Eric gave Rob the grand tour (saints included), while I kept Stew company in the kitchen. Even though we were walking over to Café Degas for dinner, I was doing a little Louie begging of my own. Their invitation to stay was tempting-but our begging bowls of shrimp etouffé turned out to be the perfect appetizer. Stew didn't disappoint us one bit!