Creole cooking combines Old- and New-World cuisines in a good-spirited atmosphere, unlike a food fight in the United Nations cafeteria. Taste hearty unity with this Groupon.
$30 for $60 Worth of Upscale Creole Cuisine
Broussard's accommodating servers shepherd platters of succulent seafood, steaming soups, and decadent desserts from the creole-infused menu onto the tables of eager diners. Experienced chefs fry oysters Broussard, which then settle on a sumptuous divan of crabmeat, artichoke brie, and beurre blanc ($16) with the marine delicacy of a swordfish dentist. Creole-spice-crusted rib eye ($36) paints itself with sherry-vinegar steak sauce and roasted-shallot garlic butter before hitting the grill. Revel in the Redfish Broussard's ($29), pan-fried with étouffée studded with shrimp, crabmeat, oyster, and mushrooms. Crêpes Broussard ($8.50) twirl strawberry-sauce ribbons before somersaulting into a nest of cream cheese and brandy-pecan stuffing like a sleepy Oompa Loompa.
The spirit of Napoleon marches through Broussard’s dining room, pausing to admire its stately arches and ornate chandeliers. Like the famed French emperor, the restaurant’s chefs brim with fiery passion. Instead of leading military campaigns with steak knives and soup ladles, they build an empire of admirers with creole-infused meals that engage all five senses. The soothing thrum of a fountain greets guests in the courtyard dining area and enchants their eyes and ears. Inside the restaurant’s historical 19th-century building, columns and exposed brick imbue the cuisine with history and romanticism.