The month of October will be a celebration of one of the things that makes Lafourche Parish unique: our food.
October will be Lafourche's first-ever "restaurant month", a month-long celebration dubbed Bayou Feast.
The campaign is being coordinated by Louisiana's Cajun Bayou Tourism and the goal is to increase traffic at local restaurants around the parish by residents and visitors alike - a month-long celebration of our area's cultural heritage and amazing dining opportunities.
More than a dozen local restaurants have stepped up to be part of the campaign, which will be a continuation of efforts to promote our local culinary scene - efforts which had become more difficult since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which closed, then limited the options for dining in local eateries.
The tourism office is looking forward to receiving feedback from restaurants and patrons and there are plans in place to make this an annual event.
Patrons at participating restaurants can expect to see one of these programs in place for the duration of the month:
-A two-course (appetizer and entree) or three-course (appetizer, entree and dessert) option at a set price.
-A signature meal that's only available at that restaurant for October.
-A deal that provides guests with two meals for a total price of $20.
-A family meal deal.
Participating restaurants will have the option to offer their deal at lunch, during dinner or both.
Pricing for the deals are friendly to patrons with lunches being offered at $20 or less per meal and dinner pricing not to exceed $40 per meal.
Local restaurant owners think this will be a boost to their businesses.
Gina Griffin, Owner of Rose's Cafe in Golden Meadow, said her business is happy to be part of the campaign. Rose's will offer a two-course dinner - a cup of gumbo and fried flounder with mashed potatoes for $25.
“I’m very excited that the tourism office is trying to help us out during this time of uncertainty. We’ve really been struggling since March,” Griffin said. “We’ve scaled back to mostly family members and a few employees who have been with the restaurant for 20 years just to keep things going, so I’m looking forward to Bayou Feast because it makes me feel like something normal is about to happen. This restaurant and this Bayou are very dear to me, and I want to see both survive and prosper.”
Up the bayou in Thibodaux at Cinclare Restaurant, chefs will be preparing a three-course dinner deal for $40.
Guests will receive an appetizer of Louisiana shrimp toast with hot honey, goat cheese and chives; an entree of oyster dressing-stuffed redfish with crab and asparagus meunière and a dessert course of taste a la bouille with marshmallow and a choice of coffee sauce or blackberry sauce.
At nearby Peppers Pizzeria, a family meal deal of $10 off any order of $40 or more will be offered.
Also down the bayou at the Kajun Twist, guests can get two shrimp po'boys and a half-order of onion rings for $20.
Below are the local restaurants participating in the month-long campaign.
- The Balcony (Larose)
- Bubba’s II Poboys (Thibodaux)
- Cinclare (Thibodaux)
- Cuvee (Thibodaux)
- Flanagan’s (Thibodaux)
- Fremin’s (Thibodaux)
- Kajun Twist (Galliano)
- Malt & Burger (Thibodaux)
- Peppers (Thibodaux)
- Rose’s Café (Golden Meadow)
- Spahr’s at the Station (Cut Off)
- Spahr’s Downtown (Thibodaux)
- Spahr’s Seafood (Des Allemands)
- Weeping Willow Café (Thibodaux)