The grande dame decked out in turquoise awaits in the Garden District and welcomes patrons hungry for its famous Jazz Brunch.
This legend, founded in 1880, is packed for its popular weekend brunches.
Order from chef Tory McPhail's menu, a $35 prix fixe bonanza. Indulge in Eggs Jeannette, a dish the restaurant refers to as "improved eggs Benedict." Garlic and black pepper elevate pork and poached eggs to a new level, as do oyster mushrooms, leeks, a sage buttermilk biscuit, and tasso hollandaise. You'll be smiling when you leave and eager to return--for the music, for the food, for the ambience that only New Orleans possesses and so freely dishes out to all who keep coming back, hungry for more. 1403 Washington Avenue; www.commanderspalace.com or (504) 899-8221.
Touring And Tasting
For a terrific overview that includes many fine New Orleans restaurants, check out New Orleans Culinary History Tours. You'll learn about the history of the cuisine, the restaurants' beginnings, and interesting food trivia. www.noculinarytours.com or (504) 427-9595.