Strawberry Shortcake @ Commander’s Palace
During the hegemony of Chef Jamie Shannon in the 1990s, Commander’s Palace re-emphasized strawberries in its dessert menu. Jamie made true shortcakes–a sweetened version of a standard buttermilk biscuit–and tucked the whipped cream and strawberries inside of it. This was something no other restaurants did back then. We all learned how strawberry shortcake became such a classic to begin with. It’s been on Commander’s notoriously changing menu ever since.
Commander’s Palace. Garden District: 1403 Washington Ave. 504-899-8221.
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