Last month, I had lunch at Bayona -- Susan Spicer's restaurant on Dauphine -- decked out with flags in honor of Bastille Day...
Her signature cream of garlic soup:
...and rather than order an entree, I had an appetizer -- the smoked salmon beignets, which were very, very nice:
I've been a fan of Susan's since walking into her little food emporium called Spice Inc that she had for a couple of years in the Warehouse District. That was *such* a great place. BTW, if you watch Treme on HBO, you already know her as the inspiration for Janette's character. Season three starts September 23: