The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Bayou Chapter’s 7th annual interactive tasting event, “Bayou Culinary Showcase,” will be Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Cypress Columns, 157 Tourist Drive, 5:30-9 p.m.
Presented by title sponsor Taco Bell, the Bayou Culinary Showcase is an event not to be missed. The public is invited to sample dishes from various LRA member restaurants and vote on their favorite to see who will receive the honor of the night, “People’s Choice Award.”
Guests will observe live cooking demos from Chef Logan Boudreaux of Cinclare Southern Bistro in Thibodaux, Chef Marshall Welsh of Chef John Folse Culinary Institute, and students from the local Lafourche Parish Career Center ProStart Program. Dishes will be served from numerous LRA member restaurants, including Malt ‘N Burger, Flanagan’s, Cavan, The Ground Pat’i, Cinclare Southern Bistro, Dominique’s Wine Boutique & Bistro, Alumni Grill, Big Mike’s BBQ Smokehouse, Golden Dragon, and more!
The evening will also include a live auction of coveted items, such as dinner for four at Restaurant R’evolution in New Orleans and an airboat tour with dinner for two at Spahr’s Seafood in Des Allemands. Guests will enjoy live music from the band, Jazmine.
“In Louisiana, good food is a way of life, and we’re fortunate to live in an area that is populated with so many authentic and tasty restaurants. We are grateful to continue this tradition of showcasing the best of the Bayou with our 7th annual family-friendly culinary showcase.”
A portion of the proceeds from the Bayou Culinary Showcase will benefit the LRA Education Foundation (LRAEF). The LRAEF, in turn, will use monies raised to further promote the restaurant industry as a career choice through its restaurant management and culinary arts program, ProStart®, offered at 55 high schools statewide, and three in the Bayou area. It will also enhance the restaurant community through expanded educational and career opportunities, including culinary and hospitality scholarships.
Thank you to our Bayou Culinary Showcase Sponsors—Title Sponsors: Taco Bell, Gold Sponsors: Ben E. Keith Company, Sysco and Doerle Food Services, Silver Sponsors: Spahr’s Seafood, Performance Foodservice—Caro, and Reinhart Foodservice.
The Bayou Culinary Showcase is open to the public. Partygoers can purchase a VIP Table of 10 (wine included) for $500. General admission tickets are $25 per person in advance and $35 at the door the night of the event. Tickets and VIP Tables can be purchased at www.LRA.org (Upcoming Events).
For more information, contact LRA Chapter Member Services Coordinator Britney Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org or (225) 240-7189.