Like any other celebration, New Orleans ups the ante when it comes to the uniqueness and deliciousness of holiday dishes. From soul food to seafood, the city’s chefs and home cooks eagerly anticipate the chance to show off their latest and greatest recipes to family, friends, and customers alike.
If you’ll be in New Orleans this holiday season, but you or your hosts don’t have the time or energy to cook a huge dinner for family and friends, local restaurants have you covered. You can enjoy traditional holiday fare like turkey with roast chestnut and mushroom bread budding and oyster dressing from Commander’s Palace, just up the road from Southern Comfort B&B.
You could go traditional with a local twist, like turducken gumbo, fried turkey, and Abita root-beer glazed ham at Red Fish Grill. Or you can enjoy whatever meat, seafood, or sides you might be craving, such as steak, oyster stuffing, and gingered sweet potatoes at Besh Steak or grilled veal loin with sweetbread sauce or grilled grouper at Criollo in the Hotel Monteleone.