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Mardi Gras at the Five Continents
Not your normal Bed and Breakfast. The Five Continents is a reflection of the owners' world travels and life experiences. Both the founding and current owners have lived in or visited five of the seven continents of the world, hence the name. Located just six blocks from the French Quarter down the historic Esplanade and close to the Race Track at the Fairgrounds where the world famous New Orleans Jazz Festival is held, the Five Continents is perfectly situated for a memorable visit to the "Big Easy".
The owner of the Five Continents hails from Vienna, Austria, has lived in the United States for 12 years, and is fluent in English, French, and German. He is very interested in maintaining the tradition of exceptional hospitality and personal attention that has been the experience of guests in the past. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York, he brings his cooking skills to bear each morning with a freshly-cooked gourmet breakfast. His partner has also traveled extensively throughout the world. They share the founding owner's love of the various cultures represented in the house.
The house is a two story Greek Revival Mansion with the original carriage house and a dependency. Built in the late 1880's by Jean Francis Del Corral-Monent, it reflects a by-gone era in New Orleans history, enhanced with contemporary touches. Significant architectural features include the 14 foot cove ceilings that terminate in a delicate plaster shell motif, the original ceiling medallions and the original gasolier crystal chandeliers in both the parlors. The eight fireplaces, all with the original mantles and ceramic tile hearths are set into hard wood floors.
Guests are accommodated in our two-room suites upstairs in the main house or in our cottage in the garden area. Each are named for a different continent - Europe, Asia, Eurasia and North American and are decorated with artwork from the continent they represent. They are furnished with an eclectic collection of antiques and reproduction pieces. Oriental rugs cover the polished hardwood floors in the main house.
A full, hot gourmet breakfast is served in our formal dining room according to the guest’s schedule. It is a two course event beginning with fresh seasonal fruit or fruit and yogurt, freshly brewed coffee or a selection of fine teas and a choice of juice. The entree is truly a treat for the palate.... Russian Eggs (shown below), French Toast with Hickory Smoked Bacon, Eggs Sardou, Louisiana Shrimp Benedict, Crawfish Hash with a Baked Egg and Hollandaise Sauce, or possibly Omelets to order!
We feature GREENWICH BAY
Amenities which are ENVIRONMENTALLY
Other amenities include 450 thread count cotton sheets, California Cotton Spa Towels and wireless high-speed internet access. All accommodations have color TV's, irons, ironing boards, Mini-fridges stocked with complimentary soda's, juice and bottled water and hairdryers. The bathrooms in the main house have antique cast iron claw foot tubs outfitted with showers and the North American Cottage has a two person, walk-in /roll-in, shower.
A popular resident at the Five Continents is Akko, who eagerly greets everyone and keeps watch over things when not taking a nap. Pets are welcome in the North American Cottage. Ask about pets when you make your reservation.
Travel Age West Magazine
"...breakfast is as eclectic as the home's appointments". " At the formal sit down breakfast table guests are treated to shrimp benedict, buckwheat and pecan waffles with maple sausage links or a Cajun crawfish scramble".
Louisiana Cookin' Magazine
"Celebrate Cafe' Au Lait"
"Easy & Elegant Spring Brunch Selections"
Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans (PIANO)
Professional Association of International Innkeepers (PAII)
New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (NOCVB)
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Mailing Address: 1731 Esplanade Ave New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
|Most of the photographs are courtesy of Geoffrey Cook Studios|