Broussard's, New Orleans

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819 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112 +1 504-581-3866

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    Broussard's: What is Napoleon doing here?

    by kokoryko Written Jul 22, 2011

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    Eating at the market stalls or small restaurants on Decatur gives an insight to Cajun cuisine, but one has to admit that at its best, Cajun cuisine is in a few classy restaurants, and Broussard’s is one of them: excellent cuisine and classy, with a real southern atmosphere. . . . The patio at the back was reserved for a special event, but the main room was more than fine for a very nice southern dinner.
    In fact I was not expecting exactly what I found here: I remembered, passing by, looking for a restaurant, Broussard’s was one place where the main character –detective Dave Robicheaux- of a novel by James Lee Burke (A stained white radiance; ah! I like to read some novels about a place I will visit, a literary vision about a place gives a lot about the atmosphere, “temperature”. . . guides are just a practical “plus” ) had an oyster lunch with a friend there. Broussard’s is very “upscale” compared to what was described in the book, but the food in the novel and in real is very good! My mouth was watering at all menu items, but I had to decide; so, turtle soup followed by a pecan drum (grilled channel bass with crabmeat and lemon butter sauce, roasted shredded pecans), finishing with profiteroles. . . . . . . . . I was alone, so, no wine (But the list is impressive), may be a pity, but it is like that! Only beer.
    Have a look at their website, you will want to have dinner there immediately.
    Cosy atmosphere, neat tables, (picture 2), friendly staff, may be a bit too caring, checking often if everything is all right, if something is needed. . . . . and, funny, what is Napoleon doing here (picture 3)? A small statue of Napoleon at the entrance may remind that it is he who sold Louisiana to America, and Broussard’s remembers that in deep America, there is a part of France. . . ?

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