Café Brulot

Preparation info

  • Serves

    six to eight

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

By Tom Fitzmorris

Published 2018

  • About

Café brulot is the grandest ending to a major New Orleans dinner—especially if it’s made and served in the traditional café brulot bowl and cups. The show at the table is spectacular, and the aroma is wonderful. If you make it at home, look for oranges with a thick, flawless skin. (California oranges are best.)

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