The 10 Best Restaurants For Louisiana's Creole Cuisine

April 14, 2016
By: Matthew Kayte, The Culture Trip

Louisiana’s history is reflected in its Creole cuisine. It’s a mixture of wonderful flavors that have been informed by Spanish colonists, French settlers, Afro-American slaves, and Italian and Irish immigrants. Typical Creole dishes include oysters, crawfish étouffée, gumbo and jambalaya, and there are great spots to sample it all over the state, especially in New Orleans. Here is a list of the ten best places to sample Creole fare.

Restaurant August

At Restaurant August, you’ll find a contemporary take on Creole classics. Based in the central business area of New Orleans in a magnificent 19th-century building that retains its mahogany paneling and antique mirrors, Restaurant August is part of the empire of leading TV chef John Besh. It’s been featured in plenty of newspaper columns and online magazines – great write-ups have come in The New Orleans Advertiser and The Infatuation’s run-down of The Essential New Orleans Restaurants. On the menu are dishes like shrimp étouffée with ginger and fermented pepper, pan-seared scallops with tête de cochin, and roasted duckling with charred cabbage and foie gras jus.