Calling all foodies! As the summer sun bathes the vibrant streets of New Orleans in a warm glow, the city comes alive with a symphony of flavors and festivities that will tantalize the taste buds of any discerning foodie.
From food festivals to soulful jazz brunches, refreshing snowballs, and the irresistible COOLinary throughout the month of August, here’s your ultimate guide to savoring summer in the Big Easy.
Unleash the Flavor at Festivals
Dive headfirst into the heart of New Orleans’ culinary scene by exploring the myriad of food festivals that grace the city during the summer. Whether it’s the bold spices of the Cajun-Zydeco Festival or the eclectic delights at the Creole Tomato Festival, each event is a celebration of the city’s diverse culinary heritage and bounty.
Jazz Up Your Brunch
Take your brunch experience to a whole new level with the soulful notes of live jazz as the backdrop. New Orleans is renowned for its jazz brunches, where iconic establishments like Muriel’s Jackson Square*, Commander’s Palace, and The Court of Two Sisters serve up delectable dishes in an atmosphere buzzing with music and merriment.
COOLinary: A Month-Long Feast
Prepare your taste buds for a journey through the city’s culinary landscape with COOLinary New Orleans throughout the entire month of August. This annual dining promotion offers prix-fixe menus at some of the city’s most incredible restaurants, making it the perfect opportunity to savor the creations of talented chefs for the entirety of your visit.
Beat the Heat, One Flavor at a Time
On a bright, sunny day, enjoy a quintessential New Orleans experience via a local favorite – snowballs! Indulge in finely shaved ice topped with a myriad of flavored syrups from Hansen’s Sno-Bliz or Plum Street Snoballs. It’s not just a refreshing treat; it’s a New Orleans tradition!
Festive Fare at Food Markets
Explore the city’s vibrant food markets, such as the French Market* and Crescent City Farmers Market. Sample local produce, artisanal treats, and unique culinary creations that showcase the best of New Orleans’ food culture.
As the sun sets, ascend to one of the city’s rooftop bars or historic pubs. At Rosie’s on the Roof, Hot Tin Rooftop Bar, Alto, or The Pool Club, sip on craft cocktails while enjoying panoramic views of the cityscape. It’s the perfect way to cap off a day filled with culinary delights! If local brews are up your alley, visit one of the many New Orleans breweries, such as Urban South Brewery or Faubourg Brewing Co.
Sweet Treats and Bakeries
Prefer to end your day with sweets rather than drinks? Discover the sweet side of New Orleans at its charming bakeries! Indulge in pralines, beignets, and other delights that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. If beignets are on your foodie list, Cafe du Monde* is a can’t miss location for any visitor to New Orleans!
After all, in New Orleans, summer isn’t just a season: It’s a celebration of flavor, music, and cultural richness.
From the lively streets of food festivals to the laid-back charm of jazz brunches and the cool indulgence of snowballs, every bite and sip is a testament to the city’s culinary prowess.
And when you stay with us at Lanaux Mansion, we know you’ll love your time with us here in the Big Easy.
With beautiful suites, courtyards, and balconies in a stately historic mansion, the Lanaux Mansion boasts an unbeatable location where everything is set up for your comfort and convenience.
So, embrace the warm summer breeze, let the jazz guide you, and embark on a gastronomic adventure that will linger on your taste buds long after the summer sun sets over the Mississippi. Visit our website today to browse our suites and book your summer getaway.
Laissez les bon temps rouler – let the good times roll!
*Within walking distance of the Lanaux Mansion