Foodie Diaries Special Edition: Trinity Restaurant
A New Twist on Classic Cajun Cuisine by an All-Star Chef Takes Over the French Quarter!
If you’ve been peeking at our Foodie Diaries over the years, you know we just love all the great food South Florida has to offer. But how do we feed our passion when we’re traveling and get that all too familiar craving for a delish dish? We recently faced this dilemma while vacaying in New Orleans, where we discovered this gem! So we decided to break from our usual format and serve up something totally different for you to chew on. One thing’s clear: If you’re ever in New Orleans, you must find your way to Trinity Restaurant!
New Orleans is often called the “city of festivals.” Known for its authentic Cajun influences in music, celebration, and of course, food, this unique city welcomes travelers from all over the world, eager to immerse themselves in the unique vibe. In a place with so much going on, the best way to truly understand New Orleans is through its culinary delights. This is the mission of the city’s popular Trinity Restaurant. Located in the historic French Quarter, Trinity flawlessly pays homage to the history of New Orleans via its cuisine.
Serving dishes NOLA is best known for, Trinity establishes itself as a memorable dining experience right from the get-go. The restaurant’s creative combinations of flavors include authentic New Orleans’ ingredients, but utilizing them in bold new ways many have never tried before, all sourced from the best local products. The menu can best be described as representing American cuisine with influences from the Cajun culture that once shaped the area.
Stand out selections include five oyster preparations, featuring broiled oysters with cayenne aioli, smoked oysters with deviled eggs and horseradish, and a Herbsaint and oyster cream soup. There’s also the grilled short rib, which offers a succulent taste and perfectly balances its many flavors, as well as beef tartare with homemade crackers, sous-vide Gulf shrimp with zucchini and dill, and duck confit over red-potato salads. Every dish is adorned with unique decorations that make each its own work of art.
AMBIENCE & TASTY TIDBITS
As far as ambience goes, the sleek marble-top tables replace the classic tablecloth, giving Trinity a more modern feel to appeal to contemporary foodies. The Executive Chef of Trinity, Michael Isolani, has realized his vision of authentic food with a modern twist. A Louisiana native, Isolani began working in restaurants at the young age of 16. He later apprenticed with acclaimed chef, Norman Van Aken, before returning to New Orleans, where he worked at many highly praised restaurants, such as Bouligny Tavern. Isolani and the Beverage Director of Trinity, Jimmy Syock, have worked together in the past, so their collective experience allows them to expertly balance flavors and create the perfect marriage of food and drink.
Even after making such a big name for itself since the short time it opened in 2016, Trinity continues to grow, adding lunch and brunch menus to its existing dinner selections. Located in the midst of the wild party scene on Bourbon Street, Trinity provides an exciting and fun experience, while still allowing its guests to enjoy authentic, New Orleans cuisine. Whether you’re a foodie or just looking to grab a bite in NOLA, Trinity is the place to be. We definitely can’t wait to visit again!
111 Decatur, New Orleans, LA 70116