Anniversary Weekend part 1 - Ember Grille & Wine Bar at L'Auberge Lake Charles

Sunday March 11th, marks the 5th year anniversary of my wife & I meeting. To celebrate, we took a mini road trip from our home in Spring, TX to Lake Charles, LA to see one of our favorite outlaw singer songwriters, Willie Nelson on Friday March 9th at The Golden Nugget. We decided to stay across the street at L'Auberge because the room was about $100 cheaper than The Nugget. We were lucky to receive a free upgrade to a suite! Friends, let me tell you, this room was AMAZING!!!
Google photo of L'Auberge
Entry hall of room

Entry hall to room

Living room

Living room

Table and couch

Large TV

Wet Bar

Safe under wet bar

Coffee set up at wet bar

Mini Fridge at wet bar

Bed and dressing bench
Remote for TV, lights & A/C

Bed & desktop plugs


Inside closet

Ornate ceiling

Bathroom doors

Walk in shower

Hand held sprayer nozzle & rain maker shower head

Toilet area

Toilet & bidet

Shelly taking a photo of her sink area

His sink area

TV in the mirror of his sink

Soaker tub

Faucet is in the ceiling!!!
Didn't I tell you it was nice?

After relaxing in the room for a little while, it was time to head downstairs for dinner. The concert was at 8:30pm, hotel check in was at 4pm, so we made dinner reservations for 5:30pm at Ember Grille & Wine Bar. We arrived about 10 minutes before they actually opened. The hostess led us into a lounge area with several couches to wait for our table. Once seated, our attentive waiter, Lee took great care of us. While we looked over the drink menu, he brought a delicious bread basket filled with 3 different types of bread & 2 butters.  After looking over the menu, Shelly chose a cocktail & I went with a beer. We decide to share the "Ember Signature Prime Rib Eye -  36 oz. Rib Eye Carved Table-Side, Choice of Two Signature Sauces & Two Sides". I am glad we didn't get an app or dessert, because this was A LOT of food. We couldn't finish the side or bread. We absolutely loved the steak & look forward to ordering it again. If you add a couple soups or salads & this would be a perfect meal for 4.
First page of menu
Jalapeno cheese cornbread, Parker house rolls, & cranberry walnut ciabatta
Sea salt butter & sweet chili butter
Pomona’s Grove - Bulleit, Fresh Strawberries & Blackberries, Ginger Syrup,
House Sweet and Sour, Fresh Lime Juice
This is one great beer
Only 2 pages for food, the rest of the book is all wines
Table side action
Lee carving up our ribeye
Sliced ribeye
Copper serving platter
Look at that sexy steak! Garlic & rosemary too.
Meunière & Au Poivre sauces
Lobster Mashed Potatoes
Truffle Mac n' Cheese
View from our booth

Once we finished dinner, we stepped outside to catch the trolley that runs every 15 minutes between the 2 properties. This is really convenient.

pic from GN website
We actually arrived to the concert area about 20 minutes early & were the first people in the Flash Seats line. It wasn't that long of a wait before we were lead to our seats.

Digital tickets & our view of the stage
blurry close up of Trigger
Shotgun Willie
Willie takes the stage
Awesome performance! Willie played 90 minute set of his famous hits. This was my second time seeing Willie. I was worried we would miss this show. He's 84 years old and had to cancel a few dates on this tour due to health issues. 

Stay tuned for part 2, coming soon....


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