From bistros, cafes, and casual diners to hotel restaurants, this pictorial collection celebrates some of the most memorable former eateries in New Orleans. Authors Peggy Scott Laborde and Tom Fitzmorris provide a historical overview of each place and reminisce about what made it special, while describing a number of the dishes once served. More than forty recipes from various cuisines fill the pages of this culinary adventure through New Orleans' past.
The book recalls the vast pancake menu and kitschy cowboy dï cor from Buck Forty-Nine Pancake and Steak House, the trout LaFreniere made by La Louisiane's Diamond Jim Moran, the Caribbean Room's romantic ambience and signature dessert-the mile-high ice cream pie-and the flaming cocktails and shrimp on skewers from Bali Ha'i at the Beach, along with the traits of many more establishments. By including such recipes as Lakeview Seafood's Oyster Boat, T. Pittari's Crab Bisque, and Bistro Steak Room's Eggs Bitoun throughout Lost Restaurants of New Orleans, the authors invite the reader to sample the menu items.
In addition to anecdotes from the authors, such notable New Orleanians as the Batt brothers and JoAnn Clevenger, the owner of Upperline Restaurant, share their personal experiences. Period photographs provide a glimpse into this city's rich culinary past.
"Food trends come and go, but classic cuisine is always in good taste. . . . Peggy Scott Laborde and Tom Fitzmorris celebrate our city's culinary past, which is as rich as the dishes of its day. Pages of period photos, stories and factoids make this a must-read for any foodie . . . while some neighborhood favorites might be gone, they are surely not forgotten."
-New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles
From Christian's to the Hummingbird Grill to Bali Ha'i at the Beach, this guide covers the most memorable restaurants from New Orleans' past. Peggy Scott Laborde and food writer Tom Fitzmorris reminisce about each locale and recall the mouthwatering dishes once served. Full of period photographs and more than forty recipes, this treasure celebrates the New Orleans culinary scene at its best.
Peggy Scott Laborde is the host and producer of Steppin' Out, a WYES public-television series that highlights the arts and entertainment scene in New Orleans. Tom Fitzmorris is a food writer and the radio host of the Food Show.
I am so glad he remembered Compagno's on St. Charles. It was a favorite of mine when I attended Tulane on the 70s. Read morePublished 29 days ago by James Booth
A wonderful book, not only for New Orleans natives, but for anyone thrilled with history, a tear for what was lost, and the spectacular recipies left behind!Published 1 month ago by Rick Fenner
Bought this one for my wife a while back as a present, and it's been read and re-read many times by her (and often looked at by myself). Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nachtjager
fun book that has great forgotten recipes from some great places we used to have here in New Orleans. Worth the read.Published 12 months ago by Nancy R.
This book is interesting, informative, and easy to read. Peggy Laborde and Tom Fitzmorris are native New Orleaneans. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Robert
every receipe in this book is perfrect and measurments correct. it is well adapted to the availabe ingridiants in the statesPublished 23 months ago by cem haksal
Beautiful book with lots of history and awesome recipes from fine restaurants, There were awesome pictures of old New Orleans.Published 24 months ago by Linda S. Taylor