25th Annual ATT Bayou Boogaloo Cajun Food Festival

Dated: 06/12/2014

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Nothing says New Orleans like the uniquely delicious delicacies and distinctive flavor of Cajun & Creole cuisine. Norfolk Festevents is bringing nationally known chefs straight from New Orleans to Norfolk to serve up the heart and soul of Louisiana food dish by dish at the 25th annual AT&T Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival, June 20 - 22, in Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk.

Norfolk’s annual “second line” with New Orleans’ unique culture spices it up this year with the addition of multiple New Orleans chefs that are sure to bring that special spirit to life in Town Point Park. Cooking up their famous cajun & creole cuisines are Ms. Linda The Ya-ka-Mein Lady, Chef Curtis Moore from the Praline Connection, Chef Woody Ruiz, New Orleans Crawfish King Chris “Shaggy” Davis, Jacques-Imo’s Restaurant, Edmond Nichols of Direct Select Seafood, Chef Troy Brucato, Cook Me Somethin’ Mister Jambalaya and more. They have been featured on such television shows as Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations,” Food Networks highly competitive cooking competition “Chopped,” “Food Paradise” and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”
Several have been participants at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, regarded by many as the pinnacle of festival food.“We are very excited to be making the trip up to Norfolk for what we hope will become an annual excursion to share the authentic tastes of New Orleans with the fine folks of the Hampton Roads community” Chef Woody Ruiz said.Woody, the organizer of the “Cajun-Creole Caravan” making its way up from South Louisiana, has been a food staple at Bayou Boogaloo for the past few years and will be returning to the Norfolk area again to continue to provide the guests of the Bayou Boogaloo a one-of-a kind food experience NOLA style.
Festival guests are in for a real treat as they find more than 8,000 pounds of live crawfish straight from Louisiana boiled up with sausage, corn and potatoes throughout the weekend, as well as jambalaya, file gumbo, crawfish and shrimp etouffee, po boy sandwiches, alligator sausage, Cajun boudin, beignets and fresh Louisiana Gulf oysters. There will also be unique Chef inspired dishes on site for Bayou guests to indulge in, such as Ms. Linda’s famous Ya-Ka-Mein, Chef Woody’s New Orleans-style fish tacos and Jacques-Imo’s shrimp and alligator sausage cheesecake and Chef Jerry Harkins’ Oyster Spaghetti.Curious to see what gets the chefs all fired up? On-site cooking demonstrations, presented by Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine, will get guests mouths watering as chefs prepare their blends of Cajun & Creole cuisine that are sure to pack a punch. See what goes into their special dishes and take home their techniques so the New Orleans style comes alive in your kitchen.
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