Best of Guide for Chocoholics
Our Top Picks for Your NOLA Chocolate Fix
New Orleans may be famous for bread budding, bananas foster, crème brûlée and pralines, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a thing for chocolate. If the research is right and the average American eats 9.5 pounds of chocolate a year, we probably eat double that in NOLA. Here are our top picks for your next chocolate fix.
Are we hearing voices? Is Morton’s The Steakhouse Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake® actually speaking to us? Who can resist this house-make chocolate cake with a warm chocolate center and a generous scoop of Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream? Not us. Not ever. View here.
This famous brunch spot makes a decadent whipped chocolate mousse, spiked with brandy and topped with powdered sugar. Now if that doesn’t get you jazzed, what will? Take a peek at the whole menu here.
Imagine a warm chocolate cake with a melting fudge center and a generous scoop of sweet vanilla ice cream on the side. It’s a luscious end to a magnificent dinner. Check out the steaks and other entrée options here.
Know how to cool down your palate after some spicy Cajun food? The Chocolate Kahlua Mousse at Oceana. One taste and for months afterwards you’ll be dreaming about golden toffee crunches floating in clouds of creamy, rich Kahlua chocolate mousse. View Oceana’s complete menu.
Rizzuto’s makes their gelato in house and it doesn’t disappoint. This dessert has a delightfully spicy kick you think you won’t like but then you do. (We started out saying we only wanted one taste but our spoons kept finding their way back). And when they ask you if you want coffee, say yes. Their brew is from Italy and it’s absolutely the best. See the rest of the amazing menu now.
How do you say “oooey, gooey” in Creole French? This warm and decadent chocolate torte is filled with a milk chocolate truffle, and garnished with raspberry and crème anglaise. Since it's gluten-free, you can tell yourself it’s good for you. See the rest of Tujague’s menu here.
Researchers say that chocolate triggers opioid receptors in the brains of rats – the same part of the brain that react to opiates like morphine. So if you can’t resist the Double Chocolate Bread Pudding next time you’re at Red Fish Grill, don’t be too hard on yourself. Who could say “no” to this rich dark and semi-sweet bread pudding with white and dark chocolate ganache and chocolate almond bark? Take a look at Red Fish Grill’s full menu now. BTW, this dessert has to be pre-ordered.