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Louisiana’s history is reflected in its Creole cuisine. It’s a mix of flavors that have been informed by Spanish colonists, French settlers, Afro-American slaves, and Italian and Irish immigrants. Here is a list of the 10 best places to sample Creole fare.
Galatoire’s was established in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1905 by Frenchman Jean Galatoire who brought a store of recipes with him from his homeland and is still, in part, owned by his descendants five generations later. Famously, you couldn’t book a table here until 1999; even senators had to wait in a line that often stretched down Bourbon Street. Tennessee Williams used to dine here where he was in town, and Galatoire’s even gets a mention in A Streetcar Named Desire. Ranked number 15 in The Daily Meal’s list of the 101 best restaurants in the USA in 2014, Galatoire’s serves up Creole classics like veal sweetbreads with lemon caper beurre blanc, Oysters en Brochette, shrimp remoulade, seafood okra gumbo and lamb chops with garnishes including Clemenceau, Marchand-du-Vin and Bonne-Femme.
Galatoire’s Restaurant, 209 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 525 2021