Pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini has been traveling the world on his motorcycle to gain inspiration for the locally-inspired éclair recipes he's creating for Le Méridien hotels around the globe. In preparation for the opening of Le Méridien New Orleans next month, his most recent reconnaissance trip included a comprehensive tour of the Crescent City's best sweets spots. Here, he shares his favorite ways to satisfy every sugary craving.
District is the place to go for big, pillowy doughnuts. They're proofed to the max, which makes them especially airy.
2. Ice cream
Creole Creamery is my favorite spot for ice cream. They have really interesting flavors like fennel and blood orange sorbet.