Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Ye Olde College Inn
A new take on an old favourite.
Willie Mae’s Scotch House
Famous fried chicken in Willie Mae's tradition.
The city's oldest stand up bar and a strictly prix-fixe menu.
The Country Club
This exclusive-feeling spot at Wynn is a favorite of those hitting the links, but is also open to the public.
The Cabildo
Spend a morning at the Cabildo or Presbytere.
The Blue Room
A Sunday morning musical treat.
Steamboat Natchez
Perfect for a romantic night-time dinner cruise.
Sazerac Bar
Dapper bar for those with manners and a smart style.
Rib Room
For the carnivore in us all.
Preservation Hall
Just jazz, pure and simple.
Polo Lounge
A den of luxury for the rich and famous.
Pitot House
Plantation house furnished as it would have been in the early nineteenth century.
Pere Marquette
Jazz, style and the best cocktails in town.
Palace Cafe
Musical and original, with one scrumptious savoury cheesecake.
One-Eyed Jacks
Old West style venue for alternative theatre and burlesque shows.
Omni Royal Orleans
An historic French Quarter hotel, for party-goers and families alike.
New Orleans Literary Festival
Authors and playwrights, both aspiring and renowned, gather to swap stories, share techniques, and perform their works
National WWII Museum
An interactive journey through time, with mini-documentaries and other genuine documents.
Maple Leaf Bar
A New Orleans landmark with great music acts.
Maison Dupuy
A plush hotel in the heart of the French quarter.
Madewood Plantations
A living, breathing (and slightly modernised ) 1848 plantation.
M.S. Rau Antiques
A nearly century-old antique emporium.
Lafayette Hotel
An historic inn that bursts with old world charm while remaining tranquil and somewhat exclusive...
La Boulangerie
Mouth-watering French pastries and breads.
Jazz and Heritage Festival
12 stages of soul-stirring music, spread over 2 weekends.
Jackson Square
Historic square with artists and musicians to entertain.
Hové Parfumeur
Family-run perfumery with unique scents.
House on Bayou Road
A cosy and somehow out of the way and secluded stay yet still in the heart of the city...
Hotel Monteleone
The epitome of old-school New Orleans: a bit of a faded grandmother you can't help but love...
Hansen’s Sno-Bliz
Nice ices on a summer's day.
A hidden treat for the city's upper crust.
Supposedly, the best restaurant in America.
French 75
Proper cocktails in a plush bar.
Fair Grounds Race Course
Set your bets here in the local tradition.
Evergreen Plantation
With National Historic Landmark status and regular tours, this is a great place to visit to absorb some local history.
Eleven 79
Classic Italian-American.
Dooky Chase
Great find in a not-so-great area.
Traditional po' boys - a local and family favourite.
Degas House
Visit Edgar Degas' former home.
Degas House

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