New Orleans Beyond Bourbon Street
Celebrity chef and author Emeril Lagasse has been serving up his signature New Orleans-inspired cuisine at hotspot Emeril’s since 1990. Meat lovers should order the char-grilled Creekstone ribeye and maple-braised short rib dish, sprinkled with beef bacon and served with root vegetable risotto. Sommelier Ray Gumpert, who curates the eatery’s 1,800-bottle wine list, masterfully pairs this entrée with Saint-Joseph's La Lauves Syrah.
—Photo courtesy Steven Freeman