The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Bayou Chapter’s 6th annual interactive tasting event, “Bayou Culinary Showcase,” will be Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Cypress Columns, 157 Tourist Drive, 5:30-9 p.m.
Presented by title sponsors The Ground Pat’i and 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, the “People’s Choice Award.”
Guests will observe live cooking demos from Chef Meg Bickford of Café Adelaide in New Orleans and students from the local Lafourche Parish Career Center ProStart® Program, as they enjoy dishes from LRA member restaurants such as The Ground Pat’i, Spahr’s Seafood, Nicholas Catering, Alumni Grill, Big Mike’s BBQ Smokehouse, Griffin’s Poboys & Grille, Flangan’s, Osaka Japanese Cuisine and more!
The evening will also include a live auction of coveted items, such as dinner for four at Chef John Folse’s Restaurant R’evolution in New Orleans and an airboat tour with dinner for two at Spahr’s Seafood in Des Allemands.
“We love being able to offer the Bayou Culinary Showcase to local residents,” said LRA Bayou Chapter President Linda Ayers. “Our community may be quaint, but we have great restaurants that are eager to share their most creative dishes and we encourage those who attend to seek out new favorite places to dine!”
A portion of the proceeds from 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 58 high schools statewide, and three in the Bayou area: Lafourche Parish Career Center, Morgan City High School and Terrebonne Career & Technical High School. 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 Gold Sponsors: Ben E. Keith Company and Sysco and our Silver Sponsors: Ecolab, 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 Dana Gresham at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Linda Ayers at email@example.com.