J & I love to celebrate New Year’s Eve at a local New Orleans institution, Commander’s Palace.
We headed to the bar for a couple cocktails before our 9:30 PM seating. What I love most about Commander’s Palace is the attention to detail. We even chatted with the uber-nice Lally Brennan, an owner of the restaurant.
A hostess grabbed us from the bar, and we were whisked to our favorite room, the Garden Room which overlooks the patio with views in the massive oaks.
The room is full of energy and the tables were spirited. Complimentary hats, horns, and poppers decorated the table. The green ribbon signifies that we are locals.
I love the artwork on this year’s menu. You know that the menu will be framed and added to the breakfast room wall soon.
A jazz trio went from table to table playing requests. J requested “All of Me”.
We were so happy to be seated next to a table of friends one of which graduated from high school with me. Today, she is a successful dermatologist in Houston, TX.
After dinner, we headed downstairs to the dance floor where we rang in the new year with champagne.
Commander’s knows how to throw a legendary soiree.
Reservations for next New Year’s Eve will be made soon.
How did you spend your NYE?
Cheers from J & I.
Commander’s Palace for NYE, y’all!