Sunday, March 17, 2019

New Orleans, LA Edition: Emeril's New Orleans

Emeril’sYou've probably heard of Emeril Lagasse. The over-the-top chef and TV personality cooked in New Orleans and opened a handful of restaurants here.

Emeril’sI went to Emeril's New Orleans to get my BAM on.

Emeril’sI was seated at the bar area, which overlooks the kitchen. It's actually pretty cool. So cool, in fact, that the guy sitting next to me looked over at me and said "how amazing is this?" and I was like, "yeah, this is pretty amazing."

Emeril’sWatching the chefs churn out dishes is like an elaborate dance - each choreographed to the station he is manning.

Emeril’s
Emeril’s Restaurant is chef/restaurateur Emeril Lagasse’s famed flagship restaurant housed in a renovated pharmacy warehouse in New Orleans’ Warehouse District. Since opening in 1990, Emeril’s has been a definitive force in contemporary New Orleans cuisine and has earned rave reviews and accolades for nearly 25 years, including Esquire magazine’s “Restaurant of the Year” and Wine Spectator’s “Grand Award” for 14 consecutive years. At the helm is chef de cuisine Douglas Braselman, who works closely with Chef Emeril to push culinary boundaries and deliver bold and diverse flavors for a one-of-a-kind dining experience with unparalleled service and a festive unpretentious setting.
Emeril’s
First, of course, bread! So much good bread - focaccia, cornbread, mmm.

Emeril’sAfter looking over the menu,  I went with the appetizer: "Smoked Exotic Mushrooms" with
housemade Tasso Ham, Angel Hair Pasta, and Pecorino."

Emeril’sIt was small, but packed a ton of flavor.

Emeril’sAnd, I did dessert: Emeril's Banana Cream Pie - Graham Cracker Crust, Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Shavings. Just wow. So good.

Emeril’sHave you been to a celebrity chef restaurant?

Emeril's New Orleans Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

1 comment:

  1. We went here today for lunch....horrible smallest shrimp I have ever seen. Service was terrible our waiter was rude. I asked him about the soup of the day and he said it was a creamy shrimp soup. When it came out there was not one shrimp in the soup and it was gumbo minus the seafood. I called him over and he took the spoon and started playing in my soup and said this is the soup your ordered. I asked where was the shrimp and he continued to go thru the soup to search for shrimp. I was so disappointed in the food and service. Same on Emeril for allowing such poor management of his brand name.

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