New Orleans is a city famous for celebrations of all kinds, and, more often than not, those celebrations are synonymous with eating and drinking. Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and if there is anyone worth celebrating, it’s the woman who gave you life! In a city with endless brunch possibilities, celebrate Mom in true New Orleans fashion by taking her to Sunday Brunch at one of these hot spots:
Brennan’s Restaurant boasts sophisticated New Orleans elegance and marries classic offerings with a new-age flare. The original Brennan’s was opened in 1946, and, after an extensive restoration in 2013, Brennan’s is now better than ever. The restaurant will offer a special Mother’s Day menu to celebrate the occasion, and included on the menu is the house specialty, traditional Bananas Foster, which was invented at this establishment in the early 1950’s.
Commander’s Palace has become a prominent New Orleans land mark, easily recognized by its prominent size and bright blue exterior. What the restaurant is most know for, however, is what you will find inside: “haute-creole” cuisine and an atmosphere of imaginative southern charm. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, Commander’s Palace offers a jazz brunch where diners can order a cocktail from an ever-changing libations menu while listening to upbeat tunes. What more could Mom want?
Atchafalaya Restaurant, located in the Irish Channel, is touted as New Orleans only five “A” restaurant. Serving up authentic Creole cuisine, this eatery has a distinct New Orleans flare and a more relaxed vibe than other local brunch spots. During Saturday and Sunday brunch, you’ll find live, local music and a Bloody Mary Bar. The menu is filled with dishes like duck hash, chicken and biscuits, and eggs treme benedict, which is a creole spin on the ever-popular Eggs Benedict.
In French, Patois translates to “local accent.” Patois Restaurant pays homage to its name by serving French cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. Located in the popular residential area of Uptown New Orleans, Patois is a mainstay for local diners, but should also be a mandatory stop for visitors in the area. Brunch is only served on Sundays beginning at 10:30 a.m., and popular dishes include Boudin stuffed fried chicken and fried Mississippi rabbit.
Settled inside the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, Compere Lapin is the brainchild of Chef Nina Compton, who garnered fame after a successful stint on “Top Chef.” A native of St. Lucia, Compton mixes Caribbean influence with her Italian and French culinary expertise. The inspiration for the lively menu is traditional Caribbean folktales featuring an impish rabbit named Compere Lapin. Highlights on the weekend brunch menu include goat bolognese, coconut French toast, and coffee custom roasted by French Truck.
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