500BestSquareBanana Cream Pie @ Emeril’s

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When Emeril’s first opened in 1990, it enjoyed the services of a pastry chef who went by the name of Mr. Lou. He came with Emeril from Commander’s, and stayed a few more years until he retired. The banana cream pie served Emeril’s was a collaboration between Emeril and Mr. Lou. It is insanely rich, with nearly a quart of heavy whipping cream in every pie. Not something to eat often, but a fantastic treat when you do.

Emeril on my radio show on the occasion of the restaurant’s 20th anniversary.

Emeril’s. Warehouse District: 800 Tchoupitoulas. 504-528-9393.

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