Chef Leah Chase “Queen of Creole Cuisine”
In the heart of the Treme, you’ll rediscover authentic Creole cuisine served in a vibrant, art-filled space at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant.
“Chase’s original dishes would help pioneer the Creole food movement and her recipes for dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, and fried chicken have gone on to become kitchen staples” notes the James Beard Foundation.
Known as the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” Leah Chase has fed Quincy Jones, Lena Horne, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Duke Ellington, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, James Baldwin, Ray Charles, Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and countless others as Executive Chef of Dooky Chase’s Restaurant — one of the best-known and most culturally significant restaurants in New Orleans.
In a town deeply divided by segregation, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant was one of the only public places in New Orleans where mixed race groups could meet to discuss strategy for the local Civil Rights Movement.
Chef Leah Chase even served as the inspiration for the character of Princess Tiana in Disney’s Princess and the Frog.
Dooky Chase’s Restaurant
Culinary Landmark in the Treme!
You’ll love Dooky Chase’s Friday All-You-Eat Buffet!
Daily Lunch Specials from $6.95 – $ 24.95
• Creole Gumbo
• Crab Soup
• Stewed Okra
• Shrimp Creole
• Candied Yams
• Peach Cobbler
• Mustard Greens
• Red Beans & Rice
• Baked Macaroni
• Grilled Pork Chops
• Fried Seafood Plate
• Fried Chicken Plate
• A La Carte Vegetable
• Stuffed Shrimp with Crab Meat
Dooky’s offers a delicious lunch buffet that changes daily. You can always find New Orleans’ staples such as red beans and rice and hot sausage on the buffet. On Fridays we offer shrimp and lima beans instead of the red beans. You may also order Creole favorites such as Gumbo, Poor Boys, Shrimp Clemenceau, and Stuffed Shrimp.
Our “regular” menu features those Dooky Chase favorites like Fried Chicken, Shrimp Clemenceau, Chicken Creole, and Stuffed Shrimp.
Top it all off with our award winning Peach Cobbler or our classic New Orleans-styled Bread Pudding.
RSVP (504) 821-0535 for an incredible array of creole and soul food in a restaurant atmosphere full of local art.
Dooky Chase’s Restaurant | Phone: 504.821.0600
2301 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans LA 70119
Source:New Orleans Agenda and Dooky Chase