The evening's Food & Wine Fête kicks off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75. The awards chefs battle for include a Gold Medal, People's Choice and Best in Show.
Competitors include Ryan André, of City Pork Brasserie & Bar; Dane Barbara, of Table Kitchen and Bar; Cody and Sam Carroll, of Hot Tails Restaurant and Sac-a-Lait; and Barrett Meeks, of Olive or Twist. Other participating restaurants include Bistro Byronz, Blend, Mansurs on the Boulevard, French Market Bistro and Tredici Bakery.
On Friday night, patrons can also attend an exclusive Fête du Vin, a premium wine tasting event to sample wines from around the world. The event starts at 6 p.m. Limited tickets remain and are $200.
For more information, visit feterougebr.com.
Restaurants come together to brunch for a good cause
Baton Rouge Brunches, a local group that reviews and showcases area brunches, has organized a Brunching for Greater Baton Rouge event for Sunday. Participating restaurants will donate 15% of the day's sales to the Louisiana Flood Relief Fund by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.
Those restaurants include The Overpass Merchant, Mason's Grill, Tio Javi's, Table Kitchen and Bar, Canefield Tavern, City Cafe, Mestizo, Lasseigne's American Grill, City Pork Brasserie & Bar, Simple Joe Cafe, The Londoner and many more.
For more information and a complete list of participants, visit facebook.com/batonrougebrunch.
A special Taco Tuesday
Jay Ducote's upcoming Gov't Taco is teaming with S/ash Creative to host the ultimate Taco Tuesday on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45, and $10 from every ticket will go towards helping area elementary students and their families recovering from the flood.
The menu includes a black sesame flour tortilla with Korean stir-fried eggplant and Kimchi mayo, street corn, double corn-snapper ceviche, watermelon, a brisket taco and special dessert from Cupcake Allie.
S/ash Creative is located at 4556 Government St., Suite 2. For more information, visit facebook.com/biteandbooze.com.
BREADA seeking donations for flood damaged farms
In response to historic flooding in South Louisiana, BREADA is actively seeking donations for the Louisiana Small Farm Survival Fund, which provides direct aid to small-scale farmers in the aftermath of natural disasters. BREADA, the organization that cultivates the local farmer's markets, said in a release that 15 farmers and food artisans who participate in the Red Stick Farmers Market were directly impacted by the flooding. The release also said that 120 acres of farm land was affected. Tax-deductible donations can be made at breada.org.