Over the years, I have probably planned more than 15 events in New Orleans.

One of my favorites was a private dessert reception held at midnight.  The chef prepared Bananas Foster upon request. Yum!

Bananas Foster is probably one of the most famous desserts in New Orleans.  If you are headed to The Special Event in January, be sure to stop by Brennan’s in the French Quarter, and enjoy a really good meal.  And be sure to top off that meal with the Bananas Foster dessert.

For those of you that cannot make it to New Orleans any time soon, I noted the Brennan’s recipe below.

Ingredients –

  • ¼ cup (or a ½ stick) butter
  • One (1) cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup banana liqueur
  • Four (4) bananas, cut in half lengthwise, then halved
  • ¼ cup dark rum
  • Four (4) scoops vanilla ice cream

Recipe –

  1. Combine the butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a flambé pan or skillet.
  2. Place the pan over low heat either on an alcohol burner or on top of the stove, and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Stir in the banana liqueur, then place the bananas in the pan.
  4. When the banana sections soften and begin to brown, carefully add the rum.
  5. Continue to cook the sauce until the rum is hot, then tip the pan slightly to ignite the rum.
  6. When the flames subside, lift the bananas out of the pan and place four pieces over each portion of ice cream.
  7. Generously spoon warm sauce over the top of the ice cream and serve immediately.


Love & Soul Always, Kay