Galatoire's Cookbook : Recipes and Family History from the Time-Honored New Orleans Restaurant
Melvin Rodrigue, Jyl Benson
“More than a place to satisfy one’s hunger, Galatoire’s is a place where time and the outside world pleasantly fade from consciousness. It’s what every restaurant ought to be.” —Gourmet
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Winner of the James Beard Foundation’s Award for
Outstanding Restaurant of 2005
Nestled in the heart of the French Quarter, among the
stately townhouses and ornate iron balconies, you’ll find
New Orleans’ favorite restaurant. A century after opening
its doors, Galatoire’s has become a time-honored New
Orleans tradition that draws devoted customers again and
again to mark their special occasions. Visitors come from
far and wide, knowing that the food will be sublime and the
atmosphere warm and inviting.
Galatoire’s Cookbook captures the essence of this storied
establishment, with more than 140 recipes for its signature
dishes. The restaurant’s unparalleled reputation begins
with its emphasis on elegant, locally inspired fare.
Anchored in the French Creole tradition, the cuisine of
Galatoire’s reflects the bounty of regional seafood, from
briny oysters to sweet crawfish; and the family recipes
elevate fresh produce, poultry, and game to new levels with
sauces and spices that lend unique flavor to each dish.
All of the traditional Galatoire’s favorites are here for
the home cook to re-create, from tangy Shrimp Remoulade to
classic Creole Seafood Gumbo. And there’s a recipe for
every occasion—whether you’re looking for an indulgent
brunch such as Crab Sardou, a hearty showstopper like
Venison Fillet with Juniper Berry Demi-Glace, or an easy,
delicious weeknight dinner of fresh fish drizzled with
lemony Hollandaise sauce. Brandy Milk Punch and Champagne
Cocktails add sparkle to your evening, and your guests will
love sweet finishes such as Bread Pudding with Banana Sauce
or Chocolate Pecan Pie—if they can find room after the
This colorful chronicle also offers highlights from the
history of the family that has made the restaurant great
and captures some of the most memorable festivities that
have taken place within its walls. Galatoire’s Cookbook is
the ultimate celebration of one of New Orleans’ most
Today - October 25, 2005
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