NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It’s usually stated that eating places are like theater. Few have extra aptitude than Commander’s Palace, a rambling mansion in New Orleans’ Backyard District that launched the careers of each Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse.
Birthdays at Commander’s are celebrated with bouquets of balloons. The VIPs are marked with a large, aqua ribbon throughout their tables. And when the meals arrives, a gaggle of waiters line as much as concurrently place every plate earlier than the company.