Commander's Palace Three-Course Meal Kit + Cooking Class

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You’re invited to join us for our latest Goldbelly LIVE! event: a cook-along with THE New Orleans institution, Commander’s Palace! Commander’s’ new executive chef, Meg Bickford, who has been part of the Commander’s team for 12 years & is now making history as the first woman to lead the esteemed restaurant will lead you through creating a three-course meal that highlights the flavors of “Haute Creole” cuisine that put the 127 year-old restaurant on the map!

This limited-edition meal kit includes everything you need to cook along with Chef Meg & the Commander’s Palace team, from cocktails to dessert: a “Tequila Mockingbird #2” cocktail kit (to pair with your favorite reposado tequila); a citrus & crab salad with jumbo lump Louisiana blue crab; Commander’s signature chicory coffee-crusted pork tenderloin & cheesy thyme polenta; and a pumpkin spiced apple & pear cobbler with oatmeal pecan cinnamon streusel.

Here’s How it Works:

– Order your Meal Kit by Sunday, December 6, at 12 PM ET.

– By placing an order, you will automatically be enrolled in the exclusive Zoom event.

– The day before your class, you’ll receive your kit at your door, along with an email with all the info you’ll need to join the Zoom event.

– At 6:30 PM ET on Friday, December 11, join Chef Meg and the Commander’s Palace crew on Zoom!

A limited number of seats are available, and they’re expected to fill up quickly. Reserve your spot today!

For more details, head to the Goldbelly Blog!

Located in the heart of New Orleans’ Garden District, Commander’s Palace has been serving its famous Haute Creole cuisine since 1893. Emeril Lagasse, Paul Prudhomme, Jamie Shannon, Tory McPhail, and now Meg Bickford are just some of the chefs who have led the kitchen over the years. This New Orleans restaurant, known for its garlic bread, turtle soup, and seafood gumbo, is the winner of seven James Beard Foundation Awards.

More Details

Limited Edition: This Meal Kit includes a FREE Goldbelly LIVE! Cook-Along with Commander’s Palace’s Chef Meg Bickford! First Come, First Served!

This package serves 2 people and includes everything you need to make the complete meal, dessert and one BYOB cocktail kit.

Kit Includes

Citrus & Crab Salad

  • Jumbo Lump Crab (6 oz.)
  • 1 Whole Satsuma, Grapefruit, or Blood Orange
  • 6 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/4 bulb of Fennel, Shaved
  • Citrus Herb Olive Oil (1 oz.)

Commander’s Chicory Coffee Crusted Pork Tenderloin

  • Pork Tenderloin (6 oz.)
  • Chicory & Coffee Dry Rub (2 oz.)
  • 1 Small Bouquet of Maggie’s Mushrooms
  • Dry Polenta (1/2 Cup)
  • Creole Cream Cheese (2 oz.)
  • Heavy Cream
  • Chicken Broth
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Garlic
  • Shallot
  • Chicory & Coffee Glaze (3 oz.)

Pumpkin Spiced Apple & Pear Cobbler

  • Cobbler, Pre-packed in an Aluminum Foil Container (16 oz.)
  • Sea Salt Caramel (4 oz.)

Commander’s Palace BYOB Cocktail “Tequila Mockingbird #2”

  • “Tequila Mockingbird #2” Mixer (8.5 oz.)

You Will Need

For the Salad:
Paring knife or serrated knife, 2 mixing bowls, arugula (1 oz.) or bibb lettuce (1 oz.), kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper

For the Pork Tenderloin & Sides:
Oven-safe 10"-12" saute pan, 1/2 sheet tray, cutting board, small 6"-8" saute pan, tongs, chef’s knife (utility knife), 1-Qt. sauce pot, vegetable oil, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, brandy (suggested but not necessary), unsalted butter

For the Cobbler:
Pre-heated oven, vanilla bean ice cream (suggested but not necessary)

For the Cocktails:
BYOB – Reposado Tequila is encouraged, shaker, cocktail glasses, ice


  • Citrus & Crab Salad – Jumbo Lump Crab, Satsuma, Grapefruit, Cherry Tomatoes, Bulb of Fennel Shaved, Citrus Herb Olive Oil: Olive Oil, Orange Zest, Lemon Zest, Lime Zest, Fresh Thyme, Tarragon
  • Commander’s Chicory Coffee Crusted Pork Tenderloin – Pork Tenderloin Chicory & Coffee Dry Rub: Chicory & Coffee, Brown Sugar, Creole Seasoning, Chicory & Coffee Glaze: Chicken Stock, Onions, Celery, Carrots, Corn Syrup, Molasses, Sugarcane Syrup, Commander’s Palace Chicory & Coffee Blend, Orange Peel, Brandy
  • Pumpkin Spiced Apple & Pear Cobbler – Apples, Pears, All Purpose Flour, Butter, Butter Milk, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Sugar, Salt, Baking Spices, Oats, Pecans, Cream
  • Tequila Mockingbird #2 Mixer – Limoncello, Lemon Juice, Angostura Bitters, Simple Syrup

Instructions / Storage

  • This kit ships frozen with ice packs, may thaw in transit
  • Upon arrival, place all ingredients in the refrigerator until the class
  • Please ensure all elements are fully thawed before class

Crab & Citrus Salad

  • Transfer the crab meat into a salad bowl.
  • Strain water off of the shaved fennel and add to the salad bowl.
  • Cut cherry tomatoes in half and add to the salad bowl.
  • Clean blood orange and satsuma. Remove pith and segment. Add to salad bowl.
  • Add additional greens that you may have in house – we like to use arugula.
  • Pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle on the citrus olive oil.
  • Hand toss ingredients together.
  • Pick greens out of the bowl and place the greens onto a clean plate.
  • Lay the remaining ingredients over the greens.

Commander’s Chicory Coffee Crusted Pork Tenderloin

  • Preheat oven to 325*F
  • Be sure to temper pork for 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Sprinkle the chicory coffee crust onto a flat plate and roll the pork in it to coat evenly.
  • Drop of salad oil onto the pork to rub in the chicory coffee crust.
  • Place cast iron pan on stove with a drizzle of salad oil at medium high heat and let the pan get hot.
  • Sear the pork on all sides for about 1 minute on each side.
  • Place entire pan into the oven for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Small dice the shallot. Reserve half for the polenta and half for the mushrooms.
  • Place a small quart sauce pot on the stove at medium heat.
  • Add the butter, oil and shallots to the sauce pot. Let the shallots sweat.
  • Add whole thyme sprigs.
  • Add chicken stock and heavy cream.
  • Bring to a simmer.
  • Remove thyme sprigs with a slotted spoon or a pair of tongs.
  • Season the liquid with salt & pepper.
  • As the liquid continues to simmer, add in your polenta.
  • Cook and stir your polenta continuously until it is soft. This will only take a few minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and fold in Creole Cream Cheese until fully incorporated.
  • Set polenta to the side.
  • Pick 1 sprig of thyme.
  • Smash 1 garlic clove.
  • Place small saute pan on the stove over medium heat.
  • Add a touch of butter and oil (1tsp each).
  • Let the pan get hot.
  • Add the reserved diced shallot from earlier to the pan.
  • Add the picked thyme.
  • Add the smashed garlic clove.
  • Saute gently for a minute.
  • Add in mushrooms.
  • Season with salt & pepper.
  • Optional – deglaze pan with brandy if you have some!
  • Remove pork from the oven and let it rest. Do not cut it yet!
  • Warm chicory coffee glaze in the microwave in 30 second increments. Stop and stir every 30 seconds until hot.
  • Place polenta onto the center of a serving plate
  • Place half of the mushrooms onto the polenta
  • Slice pork and fan over the mushrooms
  • Top the pork with the remaining mushrooms
  • Start with a large spoonful of chicory glaze right over top of the pork and then drizzle around the pork and onto the plate
  • Enjoy!
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Commander’s Palace ships their Live Class on Wednesday, December 9, Please order before Tuesday, December 8 at 4 pm ET.
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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The Turtle soup is a treasure and the garlic bread is it’s own food group.
Jennifer C. - Albion, ME
Commanders Palace Gumbo brings the taste of New Orleans home. Will order again. Delivered on time can't ask for anything more
Frank S. - Brecksville, OH
The shrimp and grits was the best I’ve ever had. It was a memorable dinner.
Salvatore R. - Palm Coast, FL
The soup is unlike any in the world
Jack B. - Prattville, AL
Our meal from Commanders Palace was delicious!! Just as we remembered when we dined there 15 years ago. Thank you G Sullivan Atlanta
Eva S. - Atlanta, GA
Everything was perfect. Food arrived timely, was cold, and everything tasted amazing. A true taste of New Orleans tradition was brought back home!
Terry M. - Magnolia, TX
Turtle soup & garlic bread we’re both incredible. We will do this again!
JEREMIAH L. - Ipswich, MA
I ordered the turtle soup and a pecan pie. Both were excellent! It was a great surprise for my mom for Mother's Day. Turtle soup is not found frequently and my mom hadn't had it in years. I was wonderful!
Christine B. - Silver Spring, MD
The Gumbo from Camander's Palace was epic roadhouse!!!
Warren L. - Mill Valley, CA
Everything was packaged well and traveled well. it's a great value for the money - your price point makes most of your service a special occasion thing; but it makes it worth the extra dollars.
robert m. - Palo Alto, CA
Delivered on date promised. The food was still frozen and my brother said the seafood gumbo from Commander’s Palace was the best he’s ever had - he said it was the perfect birthday present.
Ed J. - Belvidere, IL
Our daughter really enjoyed the cajun food that we sent via Commander's Palace in New Orleans for her 50th birthday dinner.
Shari M. - Lexington, KY
Packaging was superb! Iced with frozen packets plus thermal reusable bag. Seafood gumbo was too good to be true. What a treat! Loved the bread too!
Monica G. - Inverness, MS
It was all great. The weather didn’t participate for the Fat Tuesday delivery, but my parents said the meal was perfect for 2 and absolutely delicious !
Ronald P. - Indialantic, FL
The food was delicious, arrived perfectly packed and cold, even despite being delayed by weather for 5 days. I was sure I would have to re-order, but was thrilled that it was perfect on arrival!
Charlise P. - Hillsboro, OR
I ordered a pecan pie from Commander's Palace in New arrived on time and in perfect condition. By the way, it was absolutely wonderful!
Suzanne E. - Torrance, CA
Each dish was well-prepared and the reheating instructions were spot on. It reminded me of eating there many years ago when I was in New Orleans.
Judy Z. - Pittsburgh, PA
Everything arrived perfectly chilled, was easy to prep and was as delicious as having it fresh and in person! Brought back great memories of one of our favorite restaurants in a city we love to visit!! Perfect birthday surprise for my husband.
Lisa A. - Henrico, VA
My husband and I spent New Year’s Eve quarantined but we used to live in New Orleans and having gumbo reminded us of good times we had had.
Jessica B. - West Newton, MA
The meal was delicious and packaged beautifully. It was the gift I was most excited to send this year since one of my favorite childhood memories is of visiting New Orleans and eating at Commanders Palace. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it on Goldbelly.
Daniel B. - Neenah, WI
The web site was easy, the delivery went smoothly and the recipients loved the food. Pretty much perfect.
Roberta S. - Washington, PA
This dish is excellent and I love that it consistently tastes the same as the previous time.
Janet S. - Ann Arbor, MI
Easy, simple ordering. Accurate, on-time delivery. It tasted like I was at Commander's Palace. The Seafood Gumbo was excellent, thank you.
Douglas C. - Lake Oswego, OR
Food arrived cold despite living in a literal hellscape.
Kasey R. - Kingsville, TX
It was a birthday dinner present from the Commander's Palace and they LOVED IT! Came on time, was so fresh and will be ordering from them again!!!!
Daniel D. - Ossining, NY
Excellent preparation and re-heating guidance was provided. Also, the food was delicious-- the same outstanding quality my husband and I experienced when visiting the restaurant in New Orleans.
Barbara E. - Michigan City, IN
Showed up on time and was still frozen just like advertised. It was a gift for a co-worker and the day it arrived was the one day she was working away from home. I was worried that it would be ruined by the time she got home. However it was still frozen when she finally got home.
Shamelia H. - East Orange, NJ
Very easy to order and food arrived on time! Absolutely delicious and experience could not have been better!!
Carol C. - Hampton, NJ
Shrimp and grits were delicious. Good instructions on how to prepare. Well packed for shipment. Pecan pie was to die for.
Robbie J. - Nashville, TN
Well packaged. Food was excellent. I love that the gumbo is excellent and tastes the same each time we order it.
Janet S. - Ann Arbor, MI
Very good dinner menu. Good description of what to do to prepare it. Tasted really good and we enjoyed doing the prep together.
Bill F. - Naples, FL
Shipment on time and arrived in perfect condition. Instructions were easy to follow and food was delicious.
Cheryl B. - Peoria Heights, IL
The product arrived on time and fresh. Commander Palace did a phenomenal job with the quality of the gumbo AND realized based on what I wrote on the gift card that it was an important birthday. Thank you for the balloons!!
Daniel V. - Alameda, CA
I was skeptical and worried that my order would arrive thawed and unsafe for consumption. But it was frozen and cold and thoroughly packaged!
Teresa L. - Pueblo, CO
The food was delivered when it was scheduled. Preparation was easy, and the food was very good!
Rick B. - Indianapolis, IN
Speed of delivery. Packaging. Quality of food. Ease of ordering.
Mom S. - Spring, TX
The delivery was spot on, the food was great and the packaging good.
Robert B. - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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Jeff F. - Westminster, CO
everything. food was delicious. easy instructions. loved the meal
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Quick delivery. Food quality was incredible!! The shrimp and grits from Commanders Palace was like having it in the restaurant prepared fresh- but enjoyed at home 1500 miles away.
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JACK T. - Palm Coast, FL
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James W. - Madison Heights, MI
This was my favorite meal kit yet! The shrimp were perfectly seasoned and fresh. The gumbo was amazing - nice spice level and very tasty. And let’s not forget the pecan pie…. One word - wow!
Dinah W. - San Francisco, CA
I sent this as a gift. The family loved it, It was still perfectly frozen upon delivery. Great product fantastic service, What's not to like?
Allen M. - Coppell, TX
It was so fun being able to serve my foodie husband a fancy NOLA meal on his birthday (without leaving Seattle). The shrimp was the favorite. Everything was delicious. We loved the balloons and banner that were included (a birthday thing I'm guessing?)
Michelle M. - Lynnwood, WA
Found what I was looking for, was delivered on time and the recipient said it was the best Pecan Pie he had ever had.
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