New Orleans’ Style-Lunches and Cajun Catered Dinners
Come to Southern Louisiana and enjoy some of our delicious Cajun cuisine at our festival. This year we are featuring two area caterers: Sally and Russel Davis of JED’s Catering will provide authentic New Orleans’ style po-boys and several other options for lunches. Our evening suppers will be catered by Danny’s Cajun Catering of nearby White Castle, Louisiana, in the heart of Cajun country. They bring a true Cajun flavor to their meals. A little spice? Yes, that’s the Cajun-influence to the meals and the appeal. But, not too, too much spice.
Please note this year that all meals must be pre-ordered by February 27, 2020. There will not be meals for sale at the fête. So, remember to select meals on the Registration Form when you register and to register on time!
Lagniappe’s own Complimentary Breakfasts
It has become a tradition for Lagniappe members to provide a complimentary breakfast. For years Bruce Broussard got up early, made coffee and heated up biscuits. This was taken over by Debbie Hawley and her crew for many more years. Now we’re looking for volunteers to help us. If you are an early riser, would you like to help? Please let us know.
This year we plan to serve authentic Louisiana coffee, biscuits and assorted jellies, fresh fruit and hard boiled eggs. Yes, we will be serving some interesting jellies — such as jalapeno jelly.
Our lunches will be catered by JED’s Local Po’Boys in Baton Rouge. Owned and operated by Sally and Russell Davis, the couple also owns the contemporary Creole restaurant, Eliza’s Restaurant and Bar in Baton Rouge. The Davises both began their restaurant careers at the renowned restaurant, Commander’s Palace, in New Orleans, in various capacities. Before long, Russell became owner and chef of Saltwater Grill in New Orleans. Sally became Brand manager at McIlhenny Company, maker of Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce. Upon moving to Baton Rouge closer to Sally’s family, the Davises opened the Eliza’s Restaurant and JED’s Po’Boys. They strive to serve “high quality southern favorites with an abundance of hospitality.” The hallmark of their po’boys is authentic New Orleans’ Leidenheimer French Bread, delivered fresh daily. This crusty, porous bread makes for a delicious sandwich. Guaranteed, you will spill a few crumbs!
Friday Lunch Choices:
- Authentic New Orleans’ style Turkey or Ham or Fried Shrimp Po-boys, chips, beverages and dessert assortments of Lagniappe members ($10.00)
- OR: Lunch-entrée salad with seasoned shrimp & French Bread, beverages and desserts ($12.00)
Saturday Lunch Choices:
- Authentic New Orleans’ style Turkey or Ham Po-boys, chips, beverage and dessert assortments of Lagniappe members ($10.00)
- OR: Chicken Club Salad/Ranch Dressing/Crackers, beverages and dessert assortment ($12.00)
Our suppers will be catered by Danny’s Cajun Catering owned by James Landry. The company was founded 25 years ago by Danny and Marlene Cedotal who created a unique catering service based on their Cajun cuisine and developed a highly respected catering business serving weddings, parties, company dinners and many corporate events. New owner James Landry promises to continue the tradition.
Our evaluation forms showed that folks prefer Red Beans, Sausage and Rice for Thursday supper and they also want the Friday catfish to be “hot.” So Danny’s will fry the catfish on-site assuring a hot and crispy catfish dinner.
Thursday Supper Choices
- New Orleans’ style Red Beans, Sausage and Rice with side dish, beverages and an assortment of Lagniappe member’s desserts. (Price $12.00)
- OR: Cajun baked chicken, Cajun mashed potatoes, sides, beverages and desserts (Price $12.00)
Friday Supper Choices
- Louisiana Fried Dinner (fried on site) with fixings, beverages and desserts hosted by Lagniappe members. (Price $14.00)
- OR Chicken Fettuccine, salad, beverages and desserts. (Price $12.00)
Saturday Supper Choice
- Cajun Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya with fixings, beverages and desserts. (Price $12.00)
A special treat to all our meals are the desserts that Lagniappe members cook up each year to serve at lunch and supper. Home cooked pastries — a sweet ending to your meal.
New and Improved: water in cups. As well as our traditional ice tea and lemonade. Coffee, soft drinks and bottled water will be for sale from our Concession Stand.
Order your meals on our Registration Form. Meals must be pre-ordered by February 27, 2020. No meals will be available for sale at the fête.