1920 was a good year in New Orleans, due partially to the fact that the palace of Creole fine-dining was founded – Broussard’s. Over the years, the establishment has earned a reputation as one of the best in the city – an elegant and refined atmosphere to enjoy any meal of the day. Here, Executive Chef Neal Swidler, makes his diner’s enjoyment a priority and their experience with his food an even higher priority.
Sunday brunch is famed at Broussard’s. As a recent diner at the restaurant, I spent a lazy Sunday afternoon enjoying the meal. Wait staff in jackets and trousers attended my table, a nice surprise at 11:00 in the morning on a Sunday. Immediately after being seated, I was sipping a cappuccino and pouring over the enticing menu.
If you’re up for mimosas, the restaurant offers a $12 per person bottomless mimosa option during brunch. I stuck to coffee because I thought it would pair better with the meal I had in mind. Each dish was more decadent than the next – raspberry mascarpone-stuffed pain perdu, Southern fried chicken and waffles, gulf seafood cake, citrus avocado salad and barbecued shrimp and grits. My God. I’m lucky I don’t live in this city – because I might not make it past the age of 50 with all of these temptations before me.
I chose my selections, and waited for them to arrive. Fork and knife in-hand, I systematically devoured each bite, as elegantly as possible of course (I was in Broussard’s after all). At the end of the meal, I was more than satisfied and already planning my next visit. Broussard’s is a definite “must” in New Orleans – you just shouldn’t miss it.