The Napoleon House has seduced New Orleans visitors and locals for generations and become a favorite destination for all connoisseurs of atmosphere. In lyrical prose and luminous photographs, Mikko Macchione and Kerri McCaffety tell its story. From its eighteenth-century beginnings as the home of one of la Nouvelle Orléans’ most prominent citizens and the proposed home for Napoleon himself, through its incarnation as an Italian family grocery, and finally, to its status as one of the world’s greatest bars, anecdotes garnered from historic figures, politicians, and the families who lived and worked there bring its rich history to life. Today the Napoleon House serves fine wines and New Orleans cocktails fit for the emperor himself. Signature recipes—including instructions for Napoleon House Bruschetta and the legendary Pimm’s Cup—are placed throughout the book and illustrated with luscious color photographs.
About the Author
Mikko Macchione has been writing about New Orleans history for decades. He brings a rich, layered approach gained through years as a tour guide in the city. Macchione has a strong affinity for Napoleon having written and starred in the award winning play Jour de Gloire, a chronicle of the rise and fall of Napoleon. Macchione lives in New Orleans.
About the Photographer
Kerri McCaffety is regarded as a top photographer and is a nationally recognized talent whose art hangs in galleries and museums throughout the country. She is the winner of the Society of American Travel Writers’ Lowell Thomas award and two of her books have been selected as finalists for the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Award. McCaffety is passionate about documenting her adopted city and has done so in several titles including The Majesty of the French Quarter; The Majesty of St. Charles Avenue; Etouffée, Mon Amour: The Great Restaurants of New Orleans; St. Joseph Altars; and Obituary Cocktail: The Great Saloons of New Orleans all published by Pelican. She lives in New Orleans with her family.
By Mikko Macchione
Photographs by Kerri McCaffety
PHOTOGRAPHY / Photo essays & Documentaries
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / Southern States
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South
ARCHITECTURE / Interior Design / General
COOKING / Beverages / Wine & Spirits
120 pp. 8 x 10
40 color illus. 28 b&w photos. Biblio.