Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Airboat Adventures
Adventures deep in the heart of a Louisiana swamp.
Bombay Club
Make mine a martini.
Congo Square
Where African rythms took root in American music.
One of the best restaurants in New Orleans, ideal for imaginative Creole cuisine or sumptuous brunches.
La Boulangerie
Mouth-watering French pastries and breads.
Meet your meat. Not for vegetarians.
Rib Room
For the carnivore in us all.
Polo Lounge
A den of luxury for the rich and famous.
Steamboat Natchez
Perfect for a romantic night-time dinner cruise.
Maple Leaf Bar
A New Orleans landmark with great music acts.
Supposedly, the best restaurant in America.
Omni Royal Orleans
An historic French Quarter hotel, for party-goers and families alike.
Traditional po' boys - a local and family favourite.
Claiborne Mansion
Luxurious, elegant and historic Creole mansion close to Frenchmen's music scene
Fair Grounds Race Course
Set your bets here in the local tradition.
Hotel Monteleone
The epitome of old-school New Orleans: a bit of a faded grandmother you can't help but love...
The Blue Room
A Sunday morning musical treat.
The city's oldest stand up bar and a strictly prix-fixe menu.
Willie Mae’s Scotch House
Famous fried chicken in Willie Mae's tradition.
Jazz and Heritage Festival
12 stages of soul-stirring music, spread over 2 weekends.
Sazerac Bar
Dapper bar for those with manners and a smart style.
Eleven 79
Classic Italian-American.
Lafayette Hotel
An historic inn that bursts with old world charm while remaining tranquil and somewhat exclusive...
Madewood Plantations
A living, breathing (and slightly modernised ) 1848 plantation.
Carousel Bar
Inside Hotel Monteleone, this bar was voted best in the city.
Evergreen Plantation
With National Historic Landmark status and regular tours, this is a great place to visit to absorb some local history.
Celebration Distillation
Witness the rum distilling process - then have a taste or two.
Oyster restaurant which doesn't do summer.
Hansen’s Sno-Bliz
Nice ices on a summer's day.
Palace Cafe
Musical and original, with one scrumptious savoury cheesecake.
Maison Dupuy
A plush hotel in the heart of the French quarter.
M.S. Rau Antiques
A nearly century-old antique emporium.
Pere Marquette
Jazz, style and the best cocktails in town.
Exclusive, high-end food.
Degas House
French 75
Proper cocktails in a plush bar.
The Cabildo
Spend a morning at the Cabildo or Presbytere.
Ye Olde College Inn
A new take on an old favourite.
New Orleans Literary Festival
Authors and playwrights, both aspiring and renowned, gather to swap stories, share techniques, and perform their works
Aquarium of the Americas
Come for a look at one of just eighteen white alligators ever found in the swamps of Louisiana.

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