The main dining room at Antoine's as it appeared in 1951. Even at
that late date the gas chandeliers provided the only heat for the room during the winter
[Louisiana Photograph Collection]
Only in the food of New Orleans is the Gallic
influence unmistakable. Food is a major topic of conversation in New Orleans as in
France, and the newcomer is overwhelmed with advice on what and where to eat.
[Sarah Searight, New Orleans (1973), p. 56]