Expert Wine Picks for Classic New Orleans Dishes

February 24, 2017

It doesn’t have to be Carnival time to enjoy the signature dishes of New Orleans. From jambalaya to bananas Foster, we asked three Big Easy sommeliers to sound off on 10 favorite Louisiana foods and the wines to best match with them.

Celebrating Mardi Gras at home? We have recipes for Chicken Andouille Jambalaya and Bananas Foster Bread Pudding to make for your Fat Tuesday festivities on February 28.

Meet the Wine Experts

Chris Oakley is sommelier at Meril in New Orleans, the newest concept in celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant empire.

Ryan Plas serves as “wine guy” at Coquette in