500BestSquareStrawberry Shortcake @ Commander’s Palace

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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.

This is among the 500 best dishes in New Orleans area restaurants. Click here for a list of the other 499.

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