Tennessee Williams

Le Petit Salon: A Vieux Carré Memoir

Mar 17, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection

While most clubs in New Orleans come together to parade, one of the oldest is all about the written word. Le Petit Salon formed in 1924 as a space for women intellectuals in the French Quarter to gather after performances at Le Petit Theatre. The salon is still around today, and Genevieve Trimble is the longest running member. In this edition of NOLA Life Stories, Genevieve describes her return to New Orleans in the 1940s and the literary encounters that followed.

The 2012 Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival kicks off a five-day celebration in the French Quarter.

Brandy Alexander

Serves 1

1.5 ounces brandy
1 ounce dark creme de cacao
2 ounces heavy cream
Freshly grated nutmeg

Combine all of the ingredients. Add ice and shake vigorously for about a minute.  Strain into a chilled, stemmed martini glass and top with a just a bit of freshly grated nutmeg.