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Celebrate the heart of New Orleans cuisine

Galatoire's Restaurant, one of New Orleans' most renowned traditional French Creole restaurants, embodies the fighting spirit of the city. Damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the restaurant plans to reopen on January 1st, 2006, and will continue to celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. Melvin Rodrigue, author of “Galatoire's Cookbook: Recipes and Family History From the Time-Honored New Orleans R
/ Source: TODAY

Galatoire's Restaurant, one of New Orleans' most renowned traditional French Creole restaurants, embodies the fighting spirit of the city. Damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the restaurant plans to reopen on January 1st, 2006, and will continue to celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. Melvin Rodrigue, author of “Galatoire's Cookbook: Recipes and Family History From the Time-Honored New Orleans Restaurant,” visited “Today” to share some of their signature dishes.

Shrimp Remoulade

Melvin Rodrigue of Galatoire's Restaurant

Trout Meuniere Amandine

Melvin Rodrigue of Galatoire's Restaurant

Café Brulot

Melvin Rodrigue of Galatoire's Restaurant

Bread Pudding with Banana Sauce

Melvin Rodrigue of Galatoire's Restaurant