Commander’s Palace is a New Orleans’s institution. (http://www.commanderspalace.com/) Located in the Garden District, this historic restaurant has been serving rich, mouthwatering New Orleans cuisine since 1880. From the service and decor to the cocktails and of course the food itself, everything is uniquely and exquisitely high class New Orleans (meaning charming and decadent). Better to see for yourself:
Bisque with plenty of French bread
Shrimp and Grits a la Commander’s Palace (Fancy)
Dessert (as if the meal wasn’t rich enough)
After this scrumptious brunch my friend and I attempted to walk off a few bites by gawking at all the historic mansions in the Garden District. We also gossiped about the fact that we saw Joan Rivers at Commander’s Palace and she looked just like she does on TV in person (sorry, no photo). Anyway, Commander’s Palace is a must if you happen to find yourself in the Big Easy. Your taste buds, if not your waist-line, will thank you.
I decided to start this blog when I was sitting at brunch at http://goodhonestgrub.com/ in Shibuya in Tokyo and I was so excited about my banana ginger smoothie and the impending turkey sandwich with cranberry relish that I declared “Mother Nature really puts out with the flavors”. I was trying to express how amazing it is that people can make such wonderful and varied dishes from ingredients all around us. Later that day while having amazing curry from Delhi in Tokyo Midtown http://midtown.delhi.co.jp/, I announced that there was “a party in my mouth”. My dining partners just laughed at me and after discussing my thorough obsession with food we decided I should rock a food/travel blog.