Commander’s Palace New Orleans

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I’m so in love with Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, LA. Around since the late 1800’s, Commander’s Palace is a New Orleans landmark and deservedly so. I stopped by for brunch and it was seriously spectacular. And there was also an unexpected appearance made by Reese Witherspoon as the roaming musicians picked her up for a little dance around the room.

Currently the kitchen is lead by Chef Tory McPhail, who has previous appeared on Top Chef.

My brunch started off with a bottle of champagne and a rye whiskey Perfect Manhattan. Always a nice way to start off a meal. Then I moved onto the Shrimp and Tasso Henican. Blown away. I felt like such an asshole because I loved it so much I didn’t offer to share it with anymore and I think people noticed and didn’t ask to take a bite. The Shrimp and Tasso Henican is a dish of shrimp stuffed with ham tossed in hot sauce and arranged atop a bed of pickled okra and five pepper jelly. Sweet, savory, crunchy and spicy, it was Heaven on a plate.

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I then moved onto the Cochon De Lait Eggs Benedict with a side of Cracked-Corn Mascarpone Grits. I was so torn between the eggs benedict and the Pecan Crusted Gulf Fish, but I love me some Eggs Benedict. It was a very rich dish of 12-hour BBQ pork shoulder over bacon biscuits, poached eggs, herb salad and a hot sauce hollandaise. I actually can’t remember the last time I had a dish this rich. A tad too bit heavy for me, but definitely didn’t stop me from eating it. The grits were very addicting, creamy and satisfying.

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It was extremely hard for me to decide on a dessert to finish off my meal. They all looks so wonderful and lovely, but in the end I figured I had to go with the Creole Bread Pudding Soufflé. Light, airy and perfectly cooked, it wasn’t too sweet and was a lovely way to end the Commander’s Palace experience.
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