LAFAYETTE, La. – For the third year, seafood chefs from around the state will battle for the title of Louisiana seafood king or queen.
Lafayette Travel will host the Taste of EatLafayette event in conjunction with Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and the LA Seafood Marketing and Promotion Board’s Louisiana Seafood Cook-off (LASCO), Tues., June 18, 2019, at the Cajun Dome Convention Center, from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
The tasting event offers a chance to sample the cuisine from locally-owned restaurants participating in EatLafayette while watching chefs from around the state compete for the title of Louisiana Seafood King/Queen. This is the 15th year for EatLafayette and the 12th year for Louisiana’s premier cooking competition, which is presented by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board in partnership with the Louisiana Restaurant Association. The event traditionally serves as the kickoff for the summer campaign driving diners to local eateries from June to September.
The event also includes a live cook-off 14 chefs from all over the state, including three from Lafayette Parish, participating to be crowned the King or Queen of Louisiana Seafood that evening. The winner of LASCO will represent Louisiana at the Great American Seafood Cook-Off (GASCO) in New Orleans on Saturday, August 3, at the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center. GASCO is held in conjunction with the Louisiana Restaurant Association Expo and features chefs from around the country competing for the title of “King or Queen of American Seafood,” a title currently held by Chef Ryan Trahan of the Blue Dog Café in Lafayette.
For more information on the chefs competing, visit www.louisianaseafood.com/louisiana-seafood-cook.