This classic New Orleans restaurant was at the top of my list. The Palace Cafe is a Drennen family restaurant - a notable group in the area - and serves contemporary cuisine.
This classic New Orleans restaurant, located at the foot of the French Quarter, serves contemporary Creole food in an upbeat and lively grand café. As bearers of the torch keeping Creole cuisine alive and vital, Dickie Brennan and Palace Café’s culinary team are constantly evolving traditional Creole dishes and creating a few new favorites.
The restaurant, housed in the historic Werlein’s music building, has won a number of local and national awards since it opened in 1991 including Best New Restaurant from Esquire Magazine and USA Today, the prestigious Ivy Award from Restaurants and Institutions Magazine, and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Palace Café is owned and operated by Dickie Brennan, Steve Pettus and Lauren Brennan Brower.While most folks probably have a sit-down dinner here, I was mostly interested in dessert. Specifically, bread pudding. But, I still got a little loaf of bread, as is typical in the south.
The White Chocolate Bread Pudding is basically their signature dessert, and it comes with warm white chocolate ganache. Mmmm.
Just look at that little beauty! I do love me some bread pudding, and this definitely ranked up there near the top of my list. Creamy, rich, moist - divine.