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Lunch At Commander's

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Favorite lunch anywhere? Commander's.  And although Friday lunch at Galatoire's is a thing (although not such a thing that I have my own waiter, or hire a line sitter), I'd still rather drive into the Garden District where I have a reservation and can look forward to, among other things, $.25 martinis.  Once, I told our server that Av and I can always be counted on to spend a whopping $1.50 in alcohol at lunch (they have a three martini/person limit, and I'm good with that), which made us all laugh.  It's all fabulous.

We are big fans of chef Tom Robey there especially (and he used to be at Veranda in B'ham) and think so much of Tory McPhail, who is a James Beard winner too.  We always make friends with people at tables closeby and just have a good time in general.

Some days we are among the first to be seated so we can have a leisurely lunch and pick the boys up with plenty of time to spare, without having to stress about traffic.  The dining rooms fill up quickly, but this is what it looks like beforehand:
Commander's Palace, New Orleans LA
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The menu is always changing, but these are the dishes we enjoyed on this visit:

The amuse, such a terrific surprise always from the kitchen:
Commander's Palace, New Orleans LA

turtle soup:
Commander's Palace, New Orleans LA

bisque:
Commander's Palace, New Orleans LA

Shrimp and grits:
Commander's Palace, New Orleans LA

Commander's Palace, New Orleans LA

another surprise from the kitchen:

Commander's Palace, New Orleans LA

Commander's Palace, New Orleans LA

blueberry shortcake:
Commander's Palace, New Orleans LA

Creole cream cheese cheesecake:
Commander's Palace, New Orleans LA

Amazing, amazing, amazing.

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