Brunch at Commander's Palace far exceeded my expectations in a "how soon can I get back here" kind of way. Everything was so delicious. When one of my best friends called me the week before my birthday and said he made a reservation for 10:30 Sunday morning, I was a little concerned that I might rather be snug in my bed at the Roosevelt until the last possible second after a weekend in New Orleans. I peeled myself out of bed, showered and dressed in a pretty grumpy sort of way. It was not until I bit into the buttered and toasted garlic bread that things started to look up. I ordered a Mimosa but the real fun watching the Bloody Mary spiked tableside with "ice block" vodka. I included the menu descriptions in the caption of each photo. The Cochon De Lait Eggs Benedict was the best I have ever had. The biscuit was the perfect texture and the eggs were cooked to perfection.
Thank you Gills for this special treat!
|Bloody Mary spiked tableside|
"A Commander’s classic with rich veal fond and crushed lemon finished tableside with
a splash of aged sherry"
|Compressed Melon Salad|
"Plaquemines watermelon, cantaloupe & Rougaroux rum with Louisiana sugarcane, praline spiced goat cheese, minty yogurt, Bocage honeycomb, arugula
and pickled watermelon rind"
|Cochon De Lait Eggs Benedict|
"12-hour barbecue shoulder of pork over buttermilk biscuits with poached eggs, ripped herb salad, sauce forestière and housemade tasso hollandaise"
|These guys were a great...he sang "You Make Me Feel So Young"|
|Creole Bread Pudding Soufflé|
“The Queen of Creole Desserts”
~ Warm whiskey sauce added tableside
|"It's my birthday"|