One-night event brings Louisiana chefs to 14 Charlotte restaurants

For one night only some of Louisiana’s top chefs will be stepping into the kitchens of 14 Charlotte restaurants for an evening of culinary collaborations.

On Thursday, the Louisiana X Charlotte Restaurant Night will feature chefs from the Bayou State and Queen City collaborating on dishes at some of Charlotte’s most popular restaurants — each offering a one-of-a-kind experience available at different price points presented as a private ticketed dinner, a prix fixe menu or special featured dishes.

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The event is a joint effort by the Louisiana Travel Association, multiple Louisiana destinations, the Louisiana Office of Tourism and the Louisiana Seafood Board, and is part of the Louisiana Culinary Trails tourism marketing campaign.

“Food is a way of life in Louisiana, and our culinary heritage and flavors are unlike anything else in the country,” said Louisiana Travel Association Executive Vice President Laura Cating in a news release.

See the list below for participating restaurants:

The Goodyear House — Chef Chris Coleman with chef Ryan Trahan of Vestal representing Lafayette, Louisiana.

Dish — Chef Amanda Cranford with chef Madonna Broussard of Laura’s II representing Lafayette, Louisiana.

300 East — Chef Ashley Boyd with chef Amanda Cusey, Louisiana Seafood Queen 2022 and executive chef of The Villa Harlequin, representing Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Church & Union — Chef Jamie Lynch with chef Lyle Broussard of Barstool Sportsbook inside L’Auberge Casino Resort representing Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Flour Shop — Chef Trey Wilson with chef Ross Dover of Palmettos on the Bayou representing Louisiana Northshore.

The Artisan’s Palate — Chef Christa Csoka with chef Amanda Birdsong of Cured. On Columbia representing Louisiana Northshore.

Haymaker Restaurant — Chef William Dissen with chef Cory Bahr of Parish Restaurant and Standard Coffee Co. representing Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana.

Haberdish — Chef J. Rose Mushé with chef Celeste Gill of Chef Celeste Bistro representing Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Supperland — Chef Christopher Rogienski with chef Jeremy Langlois of Latil’s Landing at Houmas House representing Ascension Parish, Louisiana.

El Toro Bruto — Chef Hector González-Mora with chef KJ Townsend of Quizine Quarter representing Houma, Louisiana.

Fin & Fino — Chef Jon Cox with chef Ben Fidelak of Mariner’s representing Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Sweet Lew’s BBQ — Chef Lewis Donald with chef Johnnie Gale of Crawfish Town USA representing St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.

Community Matters Café — Chef Chayil Johnson with chef Tootie Morrison of Earnestly Tootie’s Chef Services representing Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana.

Leah & Louise — Chef Greg Collier with chef Isaac Toups of Toups’ Meatery representing New Orleans, Louisiana.

Some of the participating restaurants will require reservations or a pre-purchased ticket while others will be available with no reservations required. Many of the restaurants will have their regular menu available as well.

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