Wednesday, November 2, 2016


By Ann Benoit and the Preuss Family

    If you have a bucket list, add Broussard’s because in addition to anticipating flawless Creole dishes we read, “A capriccio is an architectural fantasy, placing together buildings and other architectural elements to create a fictional fantasy.  Broussard’s is both a capriccio, and a bella maniera, art mimicking art, where presentation of the object is as important as the object itself.  Every element of Broussard’s is an allegorical or historical reference...”

    So prepare to feast your eyes on custom-designed hand-painted wall tiles, tulip chandeliers reminiscent of Marie Antoinette, a collection of exquisite Venetian masks and more.  And, of course, there is the feast itself - Creole cuisine artfully prepared to enhance the classics while infusing modern flavors.  More than 70 original recipes are included in this beautiful volume along with a history of the Preuss family.  Each recipe is accompanied by a gorgeous full-page photo.

    There are descriptions of each of the dining areas (the Napoleon Room, the Josephine room, The Courtyard and the Magnolia room) with an emphasis on the dishes served therein.  Such as you’ll enjoy Le Boeuf Gras and Crabmeat Versailles in the Napoleon room and Rack of Lamb with Basil Mint Pesto in the Courtyard.  All of the recipes noted are included in this book and each is paired with wine and music.  A full sensory experience!

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