"Experience the Flavor"
Louisiana has some of the best food this country has to offer. People travel from all over the world to experience the culture and cuisine of places like New Orleans, LA. Others who live in surrounding states also travel to places like Lake Charles, Lafayette, or Northern Louisiana to get their spicy fix.
The cuisine represents a diverse blend of ethnic backgrounds such as Italian, Spanish, African, German, Caribbean, Native American, Portuguese, and French culture influence the great flavor of Louisiana food.
Cajun and Creole are the two distinct types of Louisiana cooking styles that represent not only the food but also the culture. Cajun often described as "country food" is based on food found in the flatlands, bayous, and wild game of South Louisiana. Creole Food identified as "City Food" and offers an array of spices, and viewed as the highbrow food of Louisiana. One quick way to distinguish between the two is most Creole dishes contain tomato sauce while Cajun's rarely use it much in their dishes. You can find these described variations in several of the traditional dishes such as Jambalaya, Gumbo, Etouffee, Crawfish, and much more.
The Taste of Louisiana Festival events allows our guests to experience various flavors from all over the Bayou State.