Sunday, February 26, 2012

Commander's Palace Jazz Brunch....A Happy Birthday to Jeff!!!

Commander’s Palace in the Garden District is one of my favorite restaurants for special occasions. Housed in a striking turquoise victorian home, Commander’s Palace always delivers. From entering the lobby to dining upstairs in the Garden Room, the staff is friendly and welcoming. I was so happy to celebrate J.’s special day with the Jazz Brunch at Commander’s. The Jazz trio even serenaded J with a special Happy Birthday tune. How fun!

See Jeff's Birthday serenade by the Jazz Brunch trio: Click below...

For the Jazz brunch which is offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 am-1:00 pm, the special menu is full of delicious choices.

We were ushered to our table in the beautiful Garden Room. It always feels like we are dining in the gracious oaks of the Commander’s courtyard. Our usual ribbon was draped over our table,  meaning we are frequent diners.

Cocktails of choice: J -Mimosa, Me -Classic Bloody Mary…spiked tableside with “ice block” vodka

1st course is a choice of soup or appetizer: J -Commander’s Creole Gumbo-rich stock slow cooked with fresh regional ingredients, Me -The Commander’s Salad- hearts of romaine, parmesan, pressed egg, housemade bacon, French bread croutons, grated Gruyere, & creamy black pepper dressing

2nd course is a choice of Entrée’: And as we so often do, J & I chose the very same delicious meal, the Pecan Crusted Gulf Fish –Prosecco poached Louisiana crabmeat, spiced pecans, and crushed corn sauce topped on black drum.

3rd course is dessert: Again, we both dined on the Southern Pecan Pie –Warm pecan pie & vanilla bean ice cream with melted chocolate, candied pecans, and sticky salted caramel sauce.

We always leave with our menus which I have framed for the breakfast room reminding us of all of our special occasions at some of our favorite restaurants. Take a look!

 From Brunch at Commander’s Palace, opening presents, and cocktails in the parlor, J celebrated an awesome 44th birthday. J wishes to thank everyone for all the great wishes , facebook comments, and emails. Here is a peek at how J spent his special day…

I think I can say that J had a great day.
And another Happy Birthday to my “cousin”, Monique aka “Mouth of the South”. From birth, M & I have been BFFs. Cheers to you, my friend. I love you. See you on the beach soon! xoxoxo

Cheers, y'all!

1 comment:

  1. Great post! You made hungry with this one. Glad Jeff had such a special day! :)


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