Foodies view New Orleans as a pilgrimage destination. Our city’s quest for culinary perfection is legendary, as is the variety of flavors found here. In fact, some of the flavors have been here for, literally, a hundred years! Food-lovers can now add a major goal to their bucket list: to enjoy a Centenarian Stay here in NOLA by staying at the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast (which is more than 100 years old itself), and sampling the fare at our city’s NINE restaurants which are 100-years-strong!
As one of the oldest cities in America, it’s easy to understand why these establishments have stood the test of time in this, the city of fun and food. Some are family-owned, and some have passed from hand to hand, but all have proven themselves staple fixtures in our community. And if we haven’t featured them in our blog yet, you can bet that they’re on the horizon! The list includes:
- Pascal’s Manale (1913) – Our city’s newest centenarian was featured in last week’s blog. Their claim to fame is their creole-barbecue shrimp and seafood/Italian fare.
- Acme Oyster House (1910) – Hand-shucked Louisiana oysters and classic bayou fare.
- Galatoire’s (1905) – French Cuisine in the heart of the French Quarter – what could be more appropriate?
- Delmonico (1895) – With roots in NYC, this classic upscale steakhouse is now owned by Emeril Lagasse.
- Commander’s Palace (1880) – American fare with a seafood/Creole twist. Try the Turtle Soup!
- Morning Call (1870) – Chickory coffee and beignets. Open 24 hours!
- Café Du Monde (1860s) – The predecessor to Morning Call was established in the city’s French Market.
- Tujague’s (1856) – French Cajun/Creole cuisine featuring Shrimp Remoulade and Beef Brisket.
- Antoine’s (1840) – More of the French Creole that our city was founded on. They are the creators of Oysters Rockefeller, Pommes de Terre Souffles, and Eggs Sardou!
Your taste buds and tummy will thank you when you join us for a historical food-filled getaway here on the Gulf Coast. We’ll be glad to help you with reservations, recommend dishes, and assist you with arriving at your dining destination while you’re here!