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The annual Bayou Boogaloo and Cajun Food Festival brings to Norfolk a New Orleans’ unique food culture which spices things up with the addition of multiple New Orleans chefs that are sure to bring that special spirit to life in Town Point Park. Such chefs have been featured on television shows like: Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations”, Food Network’s highly competitive cooking competition “Chopped”, “Food Paradise” and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”. Several chefs have even been participants at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, regarded by many as the pinnacle of festival food events!
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, and beignets. There will also be unique Chef inspired dishes on site for Bayou guests to indulge in. Our on- site cooking demonstrations will get guests’ mouths watering as our 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.
Based in New Orleans, Nola Boils is South Louisiana’s premier catering company. They specialize in the very best on-site seafood boils and provide first-rate local cuisine. This small team provides large seafood boils and a down to earth NOLA experience.
Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant is an authentic soulful Creole Cuisine restaurant out of Natchitoches, LA. Their recipes are handed down from family and always prepared with love from the soul of deep southern roots. Lasyone’s is world famous for their meat pies and also offer creole taters, zydeco grilled salad, crawfish etouffee and more!
Real Cajun Cookin’ serves up authentic Cajun cuisine at fairs and festivals all across the East Coast. For Bayou Boogaloo, their menu will include several varieties of jambalaya, including pork, chicken, sausage and shrimp.
A Cajun-cuisine-based food truck, Make Me A Plate offers an eclectic menu featuring everything from shrimp & grits to meaty alligator skewers to succulent fresh fillets of whiting to frog legs.