June 21, 2012

The Chocoholic’s Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

This weekend we were in New Orleans for the lovely wedding of Kevin’s cousin and his beautiful new bride. We stayed at the newly renovated Hyatt Regency and I fell in love with it. I so did not want to leave. I’m already looking for excuses to get myself back there! BlogHer? You need to have a conference here. It’s massive. The conference rooms are enormous. And there’s a Starbucks in the hotel. Need I say more?

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

This was a first! The TV greeted us (well, me, since I made the reservation, lol!) by name when we arrived. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before! Something else that was cool about this hotel? The elevators. There are no buttons. You just walk up to the elevator, tap your key to the pad outside, and it automagically takes you to your floor. It knows.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

We were in room 2005, a corner room on the 20th floor. There was such a fun view of the Superdome!

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

The Superdome entertained us with its colorful light show every night, lol.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

But this is what I really want to tell you about. This is why I never wanted to leave. I could live here.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

The Chocoholics Dessert Bar. It’s an all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet. How awesome is that?! Just check out this fabulous menu.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

It’s every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm to midnight in the main hotel restaurant on the third floor. How incredibly fun would it be to have a quick girls weekend getaway here?? You can cruise around the French Quarter all day, do some boutique shopping on Magazine Street, and the come back here for an all night gab fest and chocolate party while having a glass of wine and listening to some soft jazz, right in the comfort of your hotel. No one would even mind if you changed into PJs first.

Did I mention they had to drag me away when it was time to check out?

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Ahhh, finally we have the chocolate! :)

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

They had such a beautiful set up, everything was just as gorgeous as it was delicious!

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Cookies, tarts, pies, eclairs…

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

See those mini chocolate pies up front? They exploded with a burst of caramel when you bit in to them. I died.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Cute little pudding shots!

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Oh my gosh, those brownies. Those might have been my favorite out of everything!! So supremely rich and soft!

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Yummy treats!

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Oh baby. Come to mama.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

These chocolate chip cookies were amazing!

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

I love, love, loved these mini fruit tarts! I could’ve eaten about a billion and a half of ‘em.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

This beautiful macaron tree was an incredible edible work of art. Everything you see — the flower, the red petals, the rings, the base — was all chocolate.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Cake lollipops!! These were so, so yummy! Another fav. And I just love how they have them displayed!

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

I was seriously like a kid in a candy store.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

The coconut rochets were delicious!

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Supremely soft red velvet cake.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

And macarons!! I’m in love.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

And these? Guess what these are. Chocolate covered macarons.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

More fun pudding shots! Did I mention I tried one of everything? I had a chocolate hangover for days ya’ll.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

This was so fun. What goes perfect with chocolate and cake? Milk of course!

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

They even had hot milk with these hot chocolate spoons to make your own hot chocolate.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Of course they had some incredibly rich sipping chocolate already made as well! :)

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Oh, this? This was the doughnut station. Just check out what all they had for your doughnut dunking pleasure.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Fried yeast doughnuts.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Chocolate cake doughnuts.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Dulce de Leche crepes.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Beignets.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Chocolate churros.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

All served with every dunking sauce and topping you could dream of: chocolate, caramel, raspberry, whipped cream, candied pecans and more.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Care for some chocolate bread pudding or a molten chocolate lava cake?? :)

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Cute, cute pot au lait with a macaron garnish!

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Yummy glazed eclairs.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Loved these chocolate seashells in their brown sugar “sand”!!

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Chocolate eclairs!

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Hazelnut sugar cookies.

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

And fun little sponge cake. Everything was so tiny and bite-sized so you don’t feel too guilty about loading up on the sampler platter! ;)

The Chocoholic's Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

After a night of indulgence at the Chocoholics Dessert Bar, what’s perfect for breakfast? A Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnut from Blue Dot Doughnuts. But go early! They sell out quick. If you don’t get there in time, bat your eyelashes and ask sweetly if they’ll make you one. They do that, cause they’re just awesome like that. And ya’ll. They also have doughnut ice cream sandwiches. Seriously. I need to get on that.

Okay. So who’s in for a weekend chocoholic getaway here?? I’m so all in. Let’s go!! :)

Have a great weekend ya’ll!! :)



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75 Comments






1
Christina June 21, 2012 at 2:14 am

Okay. I just want to say that I absolutely LOVE this blog and look forward to every darn post, but Amanda how can you DO that to all of us out here who read your stuff? It’s nothing short of plain cruelty. This post is akin to the proverbial double-edged sword – it would have to be my favourite so far, just because of the most amazing chocolate decadence on display that I have EVER seen. BUT at the same time it has made me insanely jealous of you, and anyone else who has ever set foot (and mouth) in that heavenly world of scrumptiousness. Every photograph (superb photography, by the way) just made me want to cry some more. Travelling half-way around the world from here in Australia just to experience that is now top on my bucket list.

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Shannon S. June 21, 2012 at 2:19 am

We are going to New Orleans this weekend so this was fun to see. I want those donuts now.

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Averie @ Averie Cooks June 21, 2012 at 2:27 am

I’ve never had a bad stay at a Hyatt and normally they all have fabulous food…and wow, this one takes the cake. Literally :)

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Dora Panariti June 21, 2012 at 4:35 am

Ok, book me a flight there, ASAP! i’ll put everything in my credit-card and run there! :p

I bet I haven’t seen as much chocolate in one room as in your pictures. (Needless to say in one blog post!:p).

Love it!

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Carla @ Carla's Confections June 21, 2012 at 4:36 am

Ok seriously, I am ALL in for a chocoholic getaway! It sounds better than fabulous! This looks like heaven!!!!! I would have tried one of everything too for sure. What a beautiful food display and a cool hotel! I love the neon purple :) so fun!!!!

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Carolyn June 21, 2012 at 5:29 am

Thanks…craving chocolate now!

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Marci Johnson June 21, 2012 at 5:30 am

I am ready to go on a roadtrip now. Let’s go! :) I would love to have a hot cup of chocolate right now. Even if it is 90 degrees outside! :)

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Hannah June 21, 2012 at 6:06 am

You take the best pictures! Fantastic. I so want to go!

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Lynne June 21, 2012 at 6:24 am

Sign me up, I’m ready to go!!!!

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Lane June 21, 2012 at 6:49 am

I want to go to New Orleans now just to go here!!

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Nikki June 21, 2012 at 7:06 am

Whoa….chocolate lovers dream. The Four Seasons here in Seattle do a similar chocolate buffet but only during the Holidays. What was your favorite?

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Debbie in S. Florida June 21, 2012 at 7:27 am

Oh, god, I’m gonna be dreaming of this place for a long, long time! Thanks, Amanda. You always go to the coolest places, and then you share it with us! Amazing. And as always, your photography is spectacular…

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Becky June 21, 2012 at 7:36 am

OMG….I’m in…are you sure this isn’t heaven ? Hugs, Becky

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Emily @Sweet Bella Roos June 21, 2012 at 7:37 am

Oh my goodness… I think I am OD’ing on chocolate just from reading your post……………..runs to go start planning a weekend here

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shelly (cookies and cups) June 21, 2012 at 7:39 am

that is a serious situation.
I need to go to new orleans.

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Jan June 21, 2012 at 7:42 am

Oh my! I want to go to that Chocolate Bar. So, count me in on the girls weekend and thanks for posting these wonderfully places.

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Jen @ Savory Simple June 21, 2012 at 7:45 am

That is one insane looking series of dessert photos. The hotel sounds awesome!

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Jan June 21, 2012 at 7:57 am

I love living through your travels. This looks too good to be true!

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Emilie June 21, 2012 at 8:08 am

I can’t think of a more perfect girls’ weekend idea! This looks so amazing!

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Courtney H. June 21, 2012 at 8:11 am

Count me in for that chocoholics weekend!!! I love NOLA & chocolate, especially when they’re combined :)

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Amy June 21, 2012 at 8:13 am

I’m in! When do we leave?

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Katy Scherr June 21, 2012 at 8:25 am

Wow! That was almost overwhelming. Almost, the fact that it was chocolate saved me. Thank you for sharing.

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Eatabel by Isobel June 21, 2012 at 8:27 am

Wow…I think I got a sugar rush just by reading this!

The hotel looks and sounds amazing. It’s definitely going in my list of places to go. Also, the dessert bar has such inspired ideas for parties / weddings, particularly the doughnut bar and hot chocolate spoons.

Another great post, Amanda. Thanks for sharing this great location!

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Andrea @ Made With Pink June 21, 2012 at 8:36 am

That hotel is unbelievable! With each scroll of my mouse, the only thing that popped into my head was OMG, OMG, OMG! That’s just amazeballs! I’m such a chocoholic – we need this in London!

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Danielle June 21, 2012 at 8:51 am

I’m headed to New Orleans in a week so I will definitely have to check this out! Thanks for sharing!

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Liz June 21, 2012 at 8:54 am

Woah! Sugar rush!

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Hyatt Regency New Orleans June 21, 2012 at 9:05 am

Thank you everyone for your wonderful compliments! We have a special package for those of you with a sweet tooth!
http://tinyurl.com/6o6w5vm

We’d love to welcome you anytime!

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Susan June 21, 2012 at 9:22 am

automagically??? i LOVE that word! oh, the pictures -they were wonderful- I so wish I was there! YUMMM! How on earth, dear girl, do you not weigh a bazillion pounds? the chefs did a great job with how everything was displayed. think I might need to head down there!

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Lauren June 21, 2012 at 9:25 am

I am DYING over all these photos! My stomach is growling :)

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ryane June 21, 2012 at 10:00 am

Wow !!!! x’s 100 Plus everything said up above. Ive got to take the morning off after that overload. Thanks : ) lol

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Stephanie @ Our Marriage Adventure June 21, 2012 at 10:12 am

Dear Heaven above – I need to nap in that place. Then eat chocolate. Then nap some more because oh me oh my would I refuse to leave.

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Crystal June 21, 2012 at 10:29 am

OMG!!!! I am so ready to board a plane and go stay at this hotel for the chocolate bar.

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Isabella June 21, 2012 at 11:33 am

WOW. That’s all I can say. I want to go there.

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Carrie in Spokane June 21, 2012 at 11:49 am

A feast for the tummy and the eyes!!!!!!!!

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Emily June 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm

OMG, this looks amazing! I now want to plan a trip to New Orleans.

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Madeline June 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I just died.

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TDH June 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I just want you to know that the wife of the Hotel GM sent me a link to this blog.

Oh….and she said something about you loving the chocolate…. :-)

Nice article.

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Redd H from Salted Spoon June 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Good god! I think my head just exploded. I have no idea how, but I would want so badly to try everything. I think I’ve have to not eat for two days, then instantly go to bed right afterwards. Amazing!

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Barbara Bruder June 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

OMG!!! My mouth was watering as I scrolled and looked at each pic. I would love to go there but I would be sick for days. LOL

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emily June 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm

holy moly, i needed to be there yesterday. completely licking my lips looking through these pictures. i hope you enjoyed your chocolate coma, it looks like heaven!

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Courtney June 21, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Okay, I LIVE in New Orleans…..HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS!!!! I know what I’m doing this weekend! Thanks, Amanda. :)

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Ilse June 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

OMG! OMG! OMG! I NEED to visit this place!!!!
Thanks Amanda for taking awesome pics and sharing with all of us chocoholics ;)

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Betsy B. June 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm

All I can say is … I WANNA GO THERE!!!!!

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Sylvia June 21, 2012 at 7:04 pm

THAT is amazing!!!

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AmyT June 21, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I wish I had picked up a glass of milk before I read your post!! We will be in New Orleans in August and this is now at the top of my list!! I just got back from New York today and went to many of “our” favorite places that I discovered from reading your blog before my last trip in May of last year. You make my trips so much more delicious!!! Thanks Amanda!!

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Cary Jenkins June 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Can you please tell me why you don’t weigh 8,899 pounds? I gaied about 15 just reading the blog, much less tasting any of it!!! Looks scrumptious!!!

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Julie June 21, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Amanda, while you were at the Hyatt I hope you ate at Borgne! The food was good but the desserts…. Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding with CONDENSED MILK SORBET… Literally to die for! Live in NOLA… Want to go to the chocoholics bar soon! All i can say is the desserts at Borgne were awesome! Actually all of the Besh restaurants have amazing desserts.

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Dara Campbell June 21, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I think I’m in love…. :-)

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Jessica June 21, 2012 at 11:04 pm

You need to go back…and take me with you, immediately! That looks so amazing!!

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Lisa June 21, 2012 at 11:45 pm

OMG, Hyatt really know how to do things right? Their desserts are like works of art. Love how they package the spoon with the chocolate so that people can make their own hot chocolate – awesome. Now I have one more place to check out the next time I have a chance to visit New Orleans.

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Le Man and Wife June 22, 2012 at 7:59 am

OMG, I think I’m dreaming…this is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen!! How did you not eat everything?!

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Linda June 22, 2012 at 11:53 am

um…WOW!!! I just put this place on my bucket list….ha ha :)

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Danni June 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm

OMG, this looks so incredible and so cheap!!!! Can’t believe it. We are just back from dinner and had a very delicious chocolate cake with icecream and wipped cream for dessert but it was already 13,90 Dollar for just the dessert which wasn’t a huge portion at all…..I want to go to NEW ORLEANS :-))) I already told my husband and he said that a few weeks ago I wanted to go to NEW YORK. ;-))) This was after your NYC Sweets. :-) Greetings from Switzerland, Danni

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Alex @ Good Girl Gone Wife June 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Oh my gosh, that all looks so amazing. I wish my husband liked dessert more. Maybe I need to organize a girl’s weekend to New Orleans. I’m drooling over here.

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Christie {Pepper Lynn} June 23, 2012 at 10:55 am

These photos are not helping my already oversized sweet tooth! I think the macaron tree is my fave. :)

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julie b. June 23, 2012 at 8:47 pm

This post made my mouth water! I LOVE chocolate and the thought of an all you can eat chocolate bar makes me giddy! Love the post, you always do a great job with written description and photos.
=)

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JJ June 24, 2012 at 12:37 am

Sigh! It looks like a chocolate wonderland. Luckily I just ate a pretty great birthday cupcake or I’d probably have stuck my hand through my screen grabbing at several of those treats! My sis is moving back to NOLA in a year. I’m hoping that bar is still around! When my sis lived there before we did a lot of stuff the town had to offer so I’m excited to find more things to add to my fun list! Thanks for sharing the deliciousness!

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Cassidy June 24, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I was in New Orleans last week too and I wish I knew about this little gem!! I already told my sister that we need to plan a girls trip to NO and this place will definitely be on my list of places to go!!

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Melinda @ Mom on the Make June 25, 2012 at 12:35 am

Oh my goodness, chocoholic bar and beignets. Does it get any better? Hyatts always do everything so well. They just seem to add that extra touch that makes your stay special. I will say that this particular Hyatt seems to add several extra touches! Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!

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Kelleyn June 25, 2012 at 6:00 am

a chocoholic’s dream!

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Meg - [Life of Meg] June 25, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Oh my dear goodness… I think I’ve planned our next vacation!! Yummmm! And a donut bar too? I just died and went to dessert addict heaven!

** Will wear stretchy pants!! **

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Susan June 25, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Thanks for all ya’lls nice comments of Hyatt. My son works at one and he aims to please just like this. Hyatt’s are great. BTW, I’ll be in NO next weekend too and will hit it!

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh June 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm

There are no words. *faint*

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Rochelle June 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Gah! I was just there, staying at that exact hotel in May for a conference. Unfortunately we weren’t there on a Friday or Saturday night. BOOOO!!!

The hotel is pretty cool, those elevators were crazy. The starbucks is awesome, and my absolute favorite thing was the big circular couches in the lobby and on the third floor. I wanted to be sitting (or should I say laying) on those things at all times.

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Ann June 25, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Oh. My. Word. I would have never wanted to check out! What a fun idea and I am soo glad you took advantage of the experience. It is always fun to indulge. Hooray for you! And DOUBLE Hooray that you chose to share it with us!

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Anel June 25, 2012 at 3:39 pm

totally jealous right now. I have to check out that chocolate buffet for myself so I will be driving to New Orleans soon! :)

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Grace (My Spare Oom) June 25, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I live 3 hours away from NO and cannot believe I’ve never known about this. It. All. Looks. Amazing!! How on earth did you not explode, Amanda?? Or gain 300 pounds? I think I would have gone treat crazy! Did y’all eat dinner that night or just go straight to the chocolate buffet?

And yes, that should be next year’s BlogHer!!

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Sarah M. June 26, 2012 at 9:16 am

I was in New Orleans for part of last week. CLEARLY I stayed at the wrong hotel.

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Vanessa June 29, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Wow! I’d be in some serious trouble going there!

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Courtney July 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Went last night with my husband, brother, and sister-in-law. We enjoyed it, but there were a number of things pictured here that were missing! I agree about the mini chocolate pies, the coconut rochets, fruit tarts, and hazelnut sugar cookies. But I wanted to try a brownie and a cake pop and a yeast doughnut and a sponge cake and a chocolate seashell, too! Sadly, there were none to be found. Maybe next time.

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Kocinera July 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I think I read this entire post with this expression on my face: O.O

Everything looks so amazingly delicious!! I gotta get myself to New Orleans!

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Ttl July 21, 2012 at 11:04 pm

My husband & I just booked a weekend there all because of your post! We only live 2 hours away. We have been wanting to play tourists in Nola. Thanks for ur beautiful pictures & sharing your experiences so that we may try to do it on our own also.

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Redd H from Salted Spoon July 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

This recipe is in my weekly roundup of the most inspiring recipes!

http://saltedspoon.blogspot.com/2012/07/whilst-im-not-cooking-12.html

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Todd August 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm

It was as advertised here. My photos aren’t as professional but you can see the good time we had.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151027248588915.438938.774173914&type=1&l=89c495bfce

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thenextgreatbite July 11, 2014 at 1:08 pm

The chocolate bar at the Hyatt doesn’t exist anymore. Broke my heart…..

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