|View of thunderclouds from the hotel's eighth floor.|
The Renaissance gives full meaning to the term “eclectic” decor. Furniture and artwork regardless of style – country, traditional, contemporary – blend together so naturally. The colors produce a much warmer look than is typical of hotel lobbies. And whose idea was it to paint a Creole dictionary on the bathroom wall?
Conveniently located close by is the Mall of Louisiana, where everyone spent the evening “exploring.” For dinner, I tasted the Caribbean Jerk Chicken sandwich with French bread at the Voo Doo BBQ & Grill. Oddly enough, the chicken was rather bland. The BBQ sauce, however, was scorching spicy hot. Later for dessert, I had Chocolate Swiss ice cream mixed with M&Ms at the Marble Slab Creamery. A local kid behind me in line told me to get the “Superman” flavor. Luckily, they don’t sell that one. No, I’m not much of an adventurous eater, but I try.