a blogger from the great city of the south writes in anticipation of a return visit to that New Orleans institution – Galatoires – and evokes memories of many meals.
RTWT ode to galatoire’s
ah, yes, traditions… read this from the restaurant’s own page.
Galatoire’s traditions have been preserved with little change through the decades. There has, however, been a slight modification of the restaurant’s once impenetrable policy of no reservations*. Known for years by its characteristic line snaking down Bourbon Street, patrons would wait for hours just to get a table— especially on Fridays.
One Friday, President Ronald Reagan placed a call to then retired U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston who happened to be waiting in line for a table. After the President’s call had ended, Senator Johnston graciously returned to his position in line. Today, Galatoire’s does accept reservations for second floor dining. The first floor policy remains first come, first served at Galatoire’s. Senator or not.
And to tempt you..three classic recipes:
* reservations are now taken for the second floor of the restaurant only.