Louisiana is famous for its food. But much of the attention is focused on chefs from the state's major metropolitan areas. Presented by Country Roads magazine, the inaugural Best Small Town Chefs award honors the achievements of Louisiana chefs doing big things in small town settings. Whether pulling from the past or pushing the envelope, these chefs are inventing and innovating; and their food is fabulous.
Presented to culinary stars working in towns of fewer than 25,000, the 2014 Best Small Town Chefs awards go to:
• Cody and Samantha Carroll, Hot Tails, New Roads
• Jeremy Langlois, Latil's Landing Restaurant and Café Burnside, Houmas House Plantation, Darrow
• Keith and Nealy Frentz, Lola Restaurant, Covington
Come get a taste! The 2014 Best Small Town Chefs award dinner will be held Thursday, June 26 at the Louisiana Culinary Institute.
On the menu:
from Chefs Keith and Nealy Frentz at Lola:
bruschetta of house focaccia, pimiento cheese, bacon marmalade, pickled red onions, and micro greens
from Chef Jeremy Langlois at Houmas House:
Community coffee-marinated loin of lamb, celery root and Yukon Gold potato puree, oven-dried Creole tomatoes, and Abita Root Beer demi-glace
from Chefs Cody and Samantha Carroll at Hot Tails:
"Black Grouper": Honey powder, Wild-Jazzmen jambalaya with gulf shrimp, satsuma-champagne emulsion, celery
All proceeds from ticket sales support Triumph Kitchen, the Baton Rouge-based non-profit training center preparing at-risk youth for careers in the cuisine and hospitality industries.
Time: 6 pm–9 pm
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Price: $75; $70 each when you buy for yourself and a guest.
Location: Louisiana Culinary Institute
10550 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA, 70816
For more information, call Triumph Kitchen at (225) 377-7046 or Country Roads magazine at (225) 343-3714.