Bread Pudding @ Creole Grille
Here is a standout among the hundreds of versions of New Orleans’s favorite dessert. You know this at first glance: it’s beautiful. The texture is perfect: very moist and custardy, no dry islands. The flavor is rich, vanilla-fragrant, and elegant. Finally, it’s big enough to split–a good thing in these dessert-averse times.
Creole Grille. Metairie: 5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd. 504-889-7992.
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