Local food enthusiasts won’t want to miss this year’s Fête Rouge.
The annual two-day food and wine celebration kicks off with the Grace ‘Mama’ Marino Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge.
The festival on Tuesday announced participants in the Friday, Aug. 28, chef’s competition, which takes place as part of the main Food & Wine Fête at the casino.
Restaurants and chefs include: Acme Oyster House, Bin 77, Bistro Byronz, Blend, Calandro’s Select Cellars, Center Stage Catering, Chef Celeste’s Louisiana Treasures, City Pork Deli & Charcuterie, City Pork Brasserie & Bar, Cupcake Allie, Cypress Bayou, French Market Bistro, Galatoire’s Bistro, Goûter Restaurant, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Jolly Flamingo Catering, Kona Grill, L’Auberge Hotel & Casino, Leblanc’s Supermarket, Leroy’s Lip Smackin’ Lemonade, Louisiana Culinary Institute, Louisiana Lagniappe, Mansurs on the Boulevard, Mestizo Restaurant, Prejean’s, Reed’s Cakes & Catering, Sammy’s Grill Catering, Southern Fusion, Southern Hospitality Kitchens, Stroubes, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Table Kitchen and Bar, Tallulah and Tsunami Baton Rouge.
Tickets for the Food & Wine Fête are $75 per person. This year’s Fête Rouge also includes a VIP wine tasting, called Fête du Vin. The tasting includes highly rated wines and food from L’Auberge and Juban’s. Tickets for the Fête du Vin are $200.