Who doesn't love chocolate? Originating in the Americas and enjoyed by ancient civilizations like the Olmecs, Maya, and Aztecs, chocolate is now an international known treat that is perfect for many different types of dessert. It's truly versatile! In honor of National Chocolate Day on October 28, here are five New Orleans establishments that serve some great chocolate dishes.
Started by award-winning chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, Josephine Estelle offers Southern-inspired Italian food all within an ornate looking interior. While you're there, make sure you order the very fancy straciatella semifreddo. This Italian dessert is a lemon semifreddo with dark chocolate ribbons, chocolate ganache, tuile, and candied lemon. This dessert will make you feel like you're on a Roman holiday! 600 Carondelet St., 504-930-3070, josephineestelle.com
Maple Street Patisserie
Maple Street Patisserie is where you need to go if you're looking for European baked goods and tasty sweets. When you go, smell the fresh bread in the air and order yourself something comforting. For National Chocolate Day, consider getting the chocolate covered coffee bean croissants. C'est si bon! 7638 Maple St., 504-304-1526, cargocollective.com/maplestreetpatisserie
Willie Mae's Scotch House
Family-owned and operated since 1957, Willie Mae's Scotch House is a New Orleans classic. Their fried chicken is simply out of this world. Make sure to save some room after for some bread pudding with white chocolate and rum sauce. Willie Mae's truly knows how to satisfy an appetite! 2401 St. Ann St., 504-822-9503, williemaesnola.com
Established in 1938, Mother's Restaurant has the distinction of serving "the world's best baked ham." The food is so good, it might even be better than your mom's cooking! After dining on a number of NOLA favorite dishes, make sure to get the rich and delicious chocolate brownies for dessert. Bring yourself and your mama over to Mother's for a great lunch. 401 Poydras St., 504-523-9656, mothersrestaurant.net
If you're out and about in the Warehouse District, make a stop at Flamingo A-Go-Go. Not only do they have plenty of drinks you and your friends can enjoy, they also have a dog-friendly courtyard! Sip on some "flocktails" and order the yummy kahlua chocolate mousse cake. Anytime is a good time for booze and chocolate! 869 Magazine St., 504-577-2202, flamingonola.com