CAJUN INVASION: Acadiana Chefs Have Landed In NYC
This week is a big one for Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and some of the area's most popular chefs. Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7th is the big event for Louisiana Culinary Trails 2017 headed up by the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association. Picture a posh New York venue that is being transformed into a Louisiana festival for one night only. The rest of the week is filed with media interviews and presentations meant to draw even more tourists to Louisiana from around the world. Ben Berthelot, Executive Director of LCVC, has a series of meetings lined up with tour companies and other travel industry executives. The subtext: there is more to Louisiana than New Orleans.
Ten chefs from around the state are presenting their best dishes and three of them come from Acadiana. Among them are Holly Goetting from Charley G's, Ryan Trahan from Dark Roux and Louisiana Seafood Queen Bonnie Breaux from St. John Restaurant in St. Martinville.
I interviewed Holly Getting ahead of tomorrow's Culinary Trails event who gave me some insight into her dish, Crawfish Etoufee over Louisiana popcorn rice. But don't think just because the event is in NYC, the food is from here. Kitchen essentials were sent in advance and are ready to be cooked for a hungry crowd of New Yorkers.
We'll be documenting the trip for everyone back at home with pictures, videos, interviews and more from the Lieutenant Governor himself as well as notable figures in the Louisiana tourism world. Listen live to the Times Square broadcast by CLICKING HERE as KPEL's Acadiana's Morning News airs a special edition of the show from New York City starting at 6:00 am on Tuesday, November 7th.