The town of Larose, in the heart of southeastern Louisiana, is a natural location for a festival celebrating French food and its influence on the cuisine of southern Louisiana, as almost half the population of Larose are the descendants of French and French Canadian settlers. Located at the Larose Regional Park at the intersection of the Intracoastal Canal and Bayou Lafourche, the French Food Festival features the best in French and Cajun cooking.
Food lovers will find old favorites like crawfish étouffée and spicy boudin, but there’s also sure to be some delicious new discoveries. For example, unless you’re a Cajun food aficionado, you may not have encountered a Tarte à la Bouille. You’ll definitely want a slice of this Cajun delicacy – a creamy, twice-cooked custard pie in a shortbread-style crust.
You’ll also want to sample the shrimp boulettes, seafood gumbo, alligator sauce piquante, pork routée, gratons, hogshead cheese, seafood pistolettes, crawfish pies, pralines, beignets and the list goes on and on. Bring along your favorite TABASCO® brand Pepper Sauce flavor to add to all of the French delicacies you’ll be tasting.
If food rules in Cajun culture, music isn’t far behind. Attendees are treated to a non-stop line up of local favorites. Past performers include pop rockers such as Bag of Donuts, swamp pop artist Aaron Foret and Cajun and Zydeco musicians like Waylon Thibodaux and Cajun Toujours.
In addition to food and music, the French Food Festival affords guests a glimpse into other elements of Cajun life, with boat-building, cooking and folklife demonstrations, not to mention an old-fashioned carnival midway, rides, games and much more.
For more information, visit www.bayoucivicclub.org.