In the heart of the New Orleans’ historic French Quarter is the famous restaurant known as “The Court of Two Sisters”. The restaurant is named so in honor of the two Creole sisters, Emma and Bertha Camors, who had owned the property and sold clothing to the aristocracy of New Orleans during the late 19th century. In the 1960s the property was converted into a restaurant.
When my friend and I had been strolling down Royal Street we had been mainly distracted by the extravagant art galleries, specialty jewelery stores and opulent antique shops. It was easy to miss this culinary gem when walking past its simple facade. Beside their white washed windows there is a dimly lit arched alleyway that emerges onto a lavish courtyard with a canopy made up entirely of winding wisteria. In the evenings the strings of light woven into the overhead branches play off the courtyard fountain.
“The Court of Two Sisters” is a fine dining experience that stays true to the New Orleans’ spirit. They offer all the popular classic dishes such as gumbo, shrimp etouffé, blackened catfish and bread pudding. Although the prices are steep you get what you paid for. The food I had there was some of the best I had tasted during my stay in New Orleans. My friend and I had saved this restaurant for our last night in the city and it was a perfect ending to our visit. As we ate by candlelight we could hear the jazz music coming off of the nearby Bourbon Street.