After we got back from the cruise, we spent two more days in New Orleans. The highlight of this part of the trip was definitely our visit to the infamous Commander’s Palace restaurant for the famous Jazz Brunch on Sunday afternoon. I didn’t talk about this restaurant in my vacation recap, because I thought it was so good that it deserved it’s own post.
We were seated in the iconic Garden Room, which boasted floor-to-ceiling windows that made us feel like we were sitting in the middle of a garden full of trees.
Brent’s appetizer was the Commander’s Egg Sardou with crab.
My mom’s appetizer was the Pear Parfait… looked good!
I loved my appetizer – The Commander’s Salad. I couldn’t even finish it, it was so big! This salad was filled with romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese, pressed egg, homemade bacon, French bread croutons, with grated Gruyére cheese and creamy black pepper dressing. So good!!!
Our super-nice and enthusiastic waitress was kind enough to take a picture of our whole family enjoying our fancy-schmancy brunch all dressed up. As you can see, we all practically licked our plates clean, the food was so good! If you look behind us, you can see the trio of musicians that move throughout the restaurant playing bouncy renditions of traditional jazz songs like The Saints Go Marching In. They even played Happy Birthday (twice!) for guests of the restaurant who happened to be there with their families celebrating.
You’re probably looking at this picture saying, “Wow!” Yup. These pancakes were just as ridiculously delicious as they look. My mom and my grandma both ordered them too. I have to admit that I actually don’t really like pancakes. But I couldn’t resist after the menu described the dish as, “Blackberry jam, summer blueberries, and savory buttermilk pancakes with white chocolate, roasted pecans, whipped Creole cream cheese, and warm Southern comfort cane syrup.” Have you ever heard of something more delicious? I’m seriously writing love poems to these pancakes in my head right now.
Brent and my dad both ordered this meal which I can’t remember the name of OR what’s in it. But it looked good, too!
If it’s even possible, this Strawberry Shortcake dessert was even BETTER than the pancakes I ordered. It’s the BEST strawberry shortcake I’ve ever had. This meal was made up of warm, buttermilk biscuits and homemade whipped cream, topped with fresh strawberries. Absolutely superb. Definitely my favorite dish after the duck crépe appetizer I had at Galatoire’s in New Orleans. But, I don’t know… It might be a tie!
Brent and my dad both got the bread pudding soufflé complete with a whiskey sauce poured over the top table-side. Pretty decadent!
I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the New Orleans area, but I’m going to warn you, it’s a pricey place! Our family of five got appetizers, entrées, and desserts, along with some drinks and the big (including tip) ran us about $300! But it was seriously worth it, because the food was that good. The restaurant even has a cookbook which they let us view at the table. My mom and I loved the looks of it so much that we’re going to order it online! I’ll definitely be cooking some recipes from it soon!