Le Meritage is a creative approach to dining where the focus is actually more on the wine than the meal but don’t be mislead the food is still the star. The menu features six categories of wine separated by their characteristics and the dishes are then designed to complement the flavor profiles. You can choose to have the dishes tapas style or as a full meal. I recommend going with the small plates so you have room to taste more of the incredible fare at Le Meritage.
You’ve probably seen pictures of The Embers and didn’t realize you were looking at one of the oldest and most famous restaurants in New Orleans. Built in the late 1800’s the building eventually became the Bourbon House and served many locals, tourists and celebrities throughout its years. These days The Embers is known for its fresh Louisiana seafood, prime steaks, and authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine. And there’s nothing quite like enjoying the fine dining experience of The Embers from one of the best known buildings right in the heart of Bourbon Street.
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