You might as well if you are planning to visit the Land of Decadence! I know of someone who used to travel through New Orleans on his way to Texas. He would always get a cocktail at Brennan’s and then wander down the street to Preservation Hall to listen to great New Orleans jazz. Having never been to New Orleans myself, but definitely planning to go, I decided to learn more about the delicious food & drink at Brennans .
Brennan’s invented Bananas Foster ….
Can you say brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, butter, vanilla ice cream, bananas, and most especially – dark rum??? And the excitement of seeing all of these sugary ingredients set ablaze in a restaurant to provide you with the most delectable dessert? Can you say – YES?
Brennan’s also creates the most astounding breakfast choices: Artisanal Eggs Benedict (coffee cured bacon), Eggs Hussarde (wine sauce), Eggs Sardou (creamed spinach), Eggs Cardinal (lobster & shrimp)…. I’m gaining weight joyously (!) as I’m writing this.
You might as well go all the way and splurge with a breakfast cocktail, too! How about Caribbean Milk Punch(rum, bourbon, heavy cream, nutmeg, & vanilla bean), Brandy Milk Punch (substitute rum & bourbon with brandy), or a Cajun Bloody Mary?
Brennan’s opened in 1946 and has recently undergone an extensive renovation. There are a total of 8 (!) glamorous dining rooms.
Brennan’s has something fun to enjoy at the Roost Bar Monday – Thursday from 2 -7pm and on Friday’s from 9am – 7pm(! – yea!!), it’s called “Bubbles at Brennan’s Happy Hour”. Top champagnes and premiere sparkling wines are offered at greatly reduced prices. Check out the bottles of (now more affordable) champagne. They also have something called Champagne Sabering every Friday at 5pm – held in the courtyard, “$7 sparkling by the glass.” You can enjoy these beverages in the courtyard.
Dinners also sound delicious but I think Brennan’s is mainly known for its brunches and cocktails. Here is the location & hours of operation:
New Orleans, LA70130
The Brennan family also owns other restaurants in the New Orleans area. Here is a family tree: