My friends, Leigh and Garrett, brought their family through New Orleans on their way to a vacation and we went to Brennan’s Restaurant for dinner. If you’re looking for a lovely dinning experience with lots of old New Orleans’ charm, this is a place to go.
We started with cocktails. Garrett and I had the Caribbean milk punch with bourbon and rum and cream and vanilla. It was like drinking a glass of melted vanilla ice cream – if only ice cream had a sneaky little kick to it.
Their son, Jake, had the good taste to order a number of terrific appetizers. The frog legs were light and crispy with the tempura batter.
The foie gras was smooth and buttery.
The roasted oysters that the others ate were large.
Michelle had the the summer corn and coconut soup with shrimp. Very good flavor.
I ordered the spiced tuna, rare. While the outside had a lot of heat, the creamy black eyed peas took away the burn.
I tried the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin with octopus that the rest of the table ordered. Very smokey and delicious.
For dessert we had bananas foster, of course. I took a lovely video of the table side, flambe presentation but it didn’t turn out so I’m afraid you’re missing out both on the experience and flavor.
The walls are covered with paints of old carnival floats and the secret patio is lovely to look at from the air conditioned dining room. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The general manager even stopped by the table to make sure all was well.
I would definitely recommend Brennan’s for your next high level, culinary affair.
417 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130