New Orleans’ Bananas Foster

Here’s a little fun fruit trivia: did you know that in the 1950s, New Orleans was the major port of entry for bananas coming into the U.S.?

Try your hand at making this classic dessert dish first invented in the Big Easy.

Bananas Foster

(Recipe from the Court of Two Sisters Restaurant
in New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Serves 6)


* 6 whole bananas, quartered

* ¼ lb. of butter

* 3 cups brown sugar

* ¼ tsp. cinnamon

* 2 oz. banana liqueur

* 2 oz. brandy

* 6 dishes vanilla ice cream


1. Melt butter, brown sugar, and cinammon in a saucepan.

2. Add bananas and banana liqueur, letting cook until thoroughly heated.

3. Flame with brandy.

4. Serve over ice cream.

When you’re ready, let’s plan your vacation to New Orleans for an unforgettable adventure. Discover its unique flavours during a cooking class featuring the popular dishes of the city as well as dinner at the Court of Two Sisters. Head out to the swamp for a cruise tour of the bayous and learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem. Come to know the city’s music when taking in a spirited jazz revue at a French Quarter jazz club. Taylored Tours will plan everything so all you’ll have to do is relax and enjoy your vacation in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter amidst jazz, streetcars, and an unmistakable joie de vivre.

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