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Thanksgiving in New Orleans

November 7th, 2011 by bbnola

Good food draws people to New Orleans. Thanksgiving is the penultimate harvest festival. It therefore stands to reason that Thanksgiving dinner in New Orleans is an experience worth having.

Guests of New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts should have no problem finding restaurants that serve some version of a Thanksgiving dinner. The problem will be deciding where to eat. While you probably can’t go wrong, what follows is a list of places that will certainly get the Thanksgiving feast right.

  • The Bombay Club. Start with Fried Oysters Rockefeller or Crawfish & Mirliton Chowder. Continue with Roasted Turkey with oyster & tasso cornbread stuffing or try something less traditional, like Broiled Pompano with sunchoke and crabmeat gratin. The atmosphere is elegant, and the martinis sublime.
  • Arnaud’s will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a Creole twist. Start with Butternut Squash Soup or Shrimp Arnaud. Continue with Roasted Turkey with cornbread or oyster stuffing, Braised Pork Short Ribs, or Gulf Fish Amandine. Then comes the difficult choice between Old Fashioned Pecan Pie or Praline Pot de Creme.
  • Broussard’s is serving Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 3p.m. and from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Begue’s Restaurant. Those who know it, cherish it. Dine in the lush courtyard or the elegant dining room.
  • Commander’s Palace. A Grande Dame of New Orleans. Dress elegantly for dinner in this Victorian home in the Garden District.

Many New Orleans restaurants are already accepting reservations for Thanksgiving dinner. Book your room at a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast and start looking ahead to what may be the most enjoyable Thanksgiving meal you’ll ever have.