There is nothing like relaxing in one of the many New Orleans vacation homes surrounded by some of the best Creole dining establishments The Big Easy has to offer. Plan a getaway to New Orleans and be prepared to take pleasure in some of the most creative Cajun cuisine imaginable. From fresh seafood to veggie entrees, vacationers will surely find something to enjoy. One huge bonus is that most restaurants offer live Creole music as well. Stop by one or all while staying at your New Orleans vacation home.
Dick and Jenny's
Visitors looking for a hip and funky restaurant to enjoy some authentic Creole cuisine should make reservations at Dick and Jenny's. This eatery is especially great for guests wanting fine dining in a casual atmosphere, as Dick and Jenny's is housed in a renovated grocery store. Relax with a bottle of wine and a shrimp and black bean cheesecake. A local favorite is the gumbo with popcorn rice. If you want to get right to the dinner entree, choose the stuffed Mississippi quail with alligator sauce, the barbecue buffalo short ribs with collard greens, or the Louisiana flounder spring roll filled with shitake mushrooms. Save room for desserts like creme brulee, lemon icebox pie, or a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich sundae.
This Victorian-style dining establishment is right in the heart of the Garden District. For lunch or dinner, guests can make reservations online so they can make sure to get a table here. Besides the extensive wine menu, try one of their cocktails, like the Crescent City Cooler, The Oops!, the Belladonna or the Whoa Nellie. Enjoy a Creole lunch of either turtle soup or Creole couchon de lait. Start your dinner with a bottle of champagne and a small plate of crawfish carbonara or oyster and absinthe dome. Entrees include tabasco and garlic shrimp, spring vegetable tart and veal chop tchoupitoulas. Commander's Palace also offers a three-course special and a weekend brunch with live jazz music.
The Court of Two Sisters
The Court of Two Sisters was started by two Creole sisters, Emma and Bertha Camors, who were so close that they died within two months of each other in 1944. Originally a notion shop that clothed some of the most famous and richest residents in town, the shop was extended to a restaurant by the sisters. Reservations are accepted for anyone who wants to enjoy a night here dining on seafood en brochette or oyster soup. For the main course, popular items include shrimp and grits, duck a l'orange with dirty rice, or catfish with crabmeat cole slaw. A treat not to be missed is the daily jazz brunch with live jazz music and such delights as Creole jambalaya, shrimp etouffee, and sweet potatoes with andouille sausage.
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