New Orleans Jazz Brunch

Long before the rest of the country adopted the social event of Sunday brunch, the custom had been firmly established in New Orleans. And when jazz was added to the mix, brunch became a much-loved tradition. Here we offer recipes, both classic and innovative, that are perfect for a New Orleans-style brunch.

You will find eggs Sardou as well as crab Benedict, which features crispy crab cakes topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Other recipes include deep-fried beignets dusted with confectioners' sugar, and bananas Foster, a legendary dessert that is flambéed with rum and served over vanilla ice cream. And no jazz brunch is complete without a frothy Ramos Fizz, one of the great signature drinks of New Orleans.