The restaurants of New Orleans are among the most famous in the
world, for the Creole cuisine they developed. In New Orleans and Louisiana food is a way of life. Traditional foods and drink
are enjoyed at restaurants founded over one hundred years to just several years ago.
We are listing only a few here
with more to come in future issues.
Original Cafe Du Monde
Was established as a traditional coffee stand in 1862 in the New Orleans French
Market. Today, visitors enjoy dark roasted Chicory Coffee and sugar-coated Beignets.
Beignets were brought to Louisiana by the Acadians. They were fried fritters, some filled with fruit. Beignets are now a square
piece of dough, fried and covered with powdered sugar. A delicious treat as you watch the world go by at one of the outdoor
Is considered one of the most
glamorous of the New Orleans restaurants. Opened in 1946 by Owen Edward Brennan, the restaurant is famous for its dramatic
and scrumptious dessert - Bananas Foster. The dessert was created in 1951 by Brennan's
Chef Paul Blange and named for one of Brennan's favorite customer, Richard Foster. It is the most requested item
on the restaurant's menu.
official cocktail of New Orleans in July 2008 at the Tales of the Cocktails culinary festival. Originated as
a potent brandy cocktail in 1859 and created by John Schiller who served the "world's first cocktail" in
his drinking establishment, The Sazerac Coffee House. In 1870, Tom Handy bought schiller's business and changed the bar's
name to Sazerac House. He replaced the French brandy with American rye whiskey which appealed more to American tastes. Now,
this cocktail is a true classic.
Click on Recipes for directions on making Bananas Foster and Sazerac
See Cookbooks page for a list of the New Orleans' restaurants of Emeril Lagasse
and Paul Prudhomme.