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A Perfect Day in New Orleans: Emeril Lagasse's Itinerary

The beloved chef cooks up an ideal day in the Crescent City.

Want to kick your visit way, way up a notch? Follow in the footsteps of chef Emeril Lagasse. Below, the "Bam!" man maps out his ideal itinerary for carousing around the Crescent City.

9 am: Freedom to Indulge

"Have breakfast at Liberty’s Kitchen, then take the streetcar Uptown. Check out the Garden District houses along the way."

10:30 am: Garden of Delights

"Visit Audubon Park and the Audubon Zoo, or take a walking tour of the Garden District."

Audubon Park
Audubon Park provides a tranquil getaway in the heart of Uptown. (©Audubon Nature Institute)

1 pm: Quarter Hour

"Lunch at Atchafalaya. Afterward stroll around the French Quarter. Be sure to check out the Royal Street antiques stores, and Lucullus on Chartres Street for kitchen antiques."

4 pm: Square Pegged

"Close the afternoon out in Jackson Square."

6 pm: Grazing the Bar

"Hit the Carousel Bar or Napoleon House for cocktails before dinner at NOLA."

NOLA restaurant
Barbecued Gulf shrimp with a rosemary biscuit is the perfect start to a memorable meal at NOLA. (©NOLA)

9 pm: Night Moves

"Finish with live music on Frenchmen Street."