Spend Mother’s Day in New Orleans
Options for spoiling mom this Mother’s Day are endless in New Orleans! Consider planning a picnic at City Park, surrounded by towering oak trees. Make it a Cajun-themed affair with po’ boys, catfish and a slice of king cake. The Audubon Zoo hosts an annual Mother’s Day concert, with mouthwatering food and fantastic bands all in one of the most unique settings in the city. Enjoy the music of Irma Thomas as you stroll around one of the top ranked zoos in the country.
Brunch is a classic for a reason, but book your reservations now because the best spots do fill up. Arnaud’s is a favorite, with gorgeous ambiance in the 19th century dining area, featuring lead glass throughout. The average “table time” is three hours as waiters in tuxedos offer café brûlot, fresh seafood, sweetbreads, and the famous Shrimp Arnaud with a spicy remoulade. Try the oysters Bienville, pommes de terre soufflé, and a number of creole sauces in many dishes. For dessert? Strawberries Arnaud marinated in wine with Angelo Brocato’s ice cream.
Domenica offers classic glamour with minimalist flair. An Italian staple, famous for thin crust pizza in wood burning ovens. You have to also try the Prosciutto with tomato and fresh mozzarella, the Bolzano with heaps of roast pork shoulder, roasted cauliflower with goat feta, and the octopus carpaccio. From the gnocchi to the local duck, it’s decadence, plate after plate.
There are also air boat tours, the famous beignets, a trip to Mardi Gras World, and the oldest bar in the country is here. It’s sure to be a Mother’s Day she’ll never forget.