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From Denny: At the Hotel Monteleone’s Criollo Restaurant in the French Quarter this is a seasonal featured dessert, served with slivered almonds, caramelized sugar and lovingly garnished with summer's fresh blackberries. Figs are hanging off back yard Louisiana trees this month and people are always looking for new recipes utilizing figs. The Criollo also serves a killer banana split: small scoops of Pontchtoula (Louisiana grown) strawberry, stone-ground chocolate and fig gelato snuggled up with long slices of banana in sauce, all served in an almond "boat."
The restaurant was willing to seat a couple of food journalists who wandered in just for dessert - and did so graciously. The chef was also willing to share his recipe! So, if you are traveling to New Orleans any time soon and fancy a frozen treat to beat the summer heat, just saunter on in to the Hotel Monteleone! People with this great an attitude deserve a Denny Lyon Bump! (Stephen Colbert has nothing on me.) :)
(FYI - artist and journalist Denny Lyon has no association with Hotel Monteleone, just enjoyed reporting on the local news story featuring them)
If you would like to be a guest at this famous historic hotel, here's the contact information:
Hotel Monteleone, an historic luxury French Quarter hotel
214 Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-2201Email questions: Reservations@hotelmonteleone.com
Phone: (504) 523-3341 or Toll-Free at (866) 338-4684
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