Fodor's Expert Review Bayona
"New World" is the label Louisiana native Susan Spicer applies to her cooking style, the delicious hallmarks of which include goat cheese crouton with mushrooms in madeira cream, a Bayona specialty, and Caribbean pumpkin soup with coconut. A legendary favorite at lunch is the sandwich of smoked duck, cashew peanut butter, and pepper jelly. The imaginative dishes on the constantly changing menu are served in an early-19th-century Creole cottage that glows with flower arrangements, elegant photographs, and trompe-l'oeil murals of Mediterranean landscapes. Don't skip the sweets, like the chocolate-bourbon panna cotta or roasted marshmallow ice cream bar with candied smoked pecans.
430 Dauphine St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA