Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Court of Two Sisters - New Orleans, Louisiana

Court of Two Sisters
613 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Jazz Brunch daily: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A la carte dinner nightly: 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

By Jane Feehan

When the heat and lethargy of the New Orleans summer lifts in the fall, eating outdoors is a terrific way to celebrate kinder weather. That’s when a visit to the Court of Two Sisters is in order. Its bustling, cheerful and tree-lined courtyard provides the perfect setting to usher in good weather – and the tourist season.

Their brunch, accompanied by jazzy New Orleans live music, offers the standard fare of brunches and a few of their signature items such as duck a L’Orange and bread pudding in whiskey sauce. In addition to shrimp and crawfish, I enjoyed perfectly carved turkey with excellent gravy laden with vegetables. The menu changes with the seasons.

A walk along Royal Street to the restaurant may set a festive mood for a meal; the street serves as stage for musicians, singers, dancers and magicians – all top-notch performers.

The site of the Court of Two Sisters was first a home to a royal governor of colonial Louisiana (1726-1733) and later a shop owned by two sisters who died in 1944

The service: outstanding. © 2009 All rights reserved.

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