Louisiana chefs are traveling to Austin, Texas early next week for Louisiana/Lone Star Restaurant Night.
On Tuesday, Oct. 13, chefs from Baton Rouge, Covington, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Alexandria, Monroe and New Orleans will host dinner service with Austin chefs at select restaurants.
Ryan André of City Pork Brasserie & Bar will prepare two courses in a four-course dinner with Austin chef Carlos Ysaguirre at Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile. Baton Rougean Sean Rivera will be André’s sous chef.
André will prepare wild boar flautas and an entrée of cold smoked oyster and house-made bacon spaetzel, finished with a bone marrow butter.
Dinner seatings are at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Jacoby’s on Tuesday.
The trip is not unlike the one Andre took last year to Birmingham, Alabama. There, he teamed up with Louisiana Travel, Hoffman Media and seven other chefs to prep dishes at Alabama restaurants.
No offense to Birmingham, but Austin is a bigger beast. That isn’t lost on the Baton Rouge chef.
“This is a very big foodie town,” he said. “We’ll be temporarily taking over that market. It will be pretty interesting to see how it all goes down.”
On Monday, Oct. 12, Rivera will prepare a passed appetizer of smoked shrimp and bacon jam canapes for a media and VIP preview event at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.
Check out the full list of restaurants and participating chefs below.
Jeffrey Hansell of Oxlot 9 in Covington at Arro with Andrew Curren
Anthony Fela of Wine Country Bistro in Shreveport at The Carillon with Christopher Wilson
Stephen Neagle of Spirits Food & Friends in Alexandria at Cover 3 with Kirk Doyle
Blake Phillips of Restaurant Sage in Monroe at Fixe with James Robert
Justin Girouard of The French Press in Lafayette at Hillside Farmacy with Sonya Coté
Ryan André of City Pork Brasserie & Bar in Baton Rouge, Sean Rivera at Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile with Carlos Ysaguirre
John Martin of Tableau in New Orleans at laV Restaurant & Wine Bar with Janina O’Leary
Brett Baldwin of Landry’s Seafood House at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles at Parkside with Nathan Lemley
Lyle Broussard of Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill at L’Auberge in Lake Charles at Porter Ale House & Gastropub with Neil Joiner and Joseph Bixel
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