Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:42 PM
I missed the first day, but was there on saturday and sunday of the first weekend, and had a great time eating my way around the grounds, pausing now and then to hear some music. It was pretty muddy on saturday, but not actually raining, and just about perfect on sunday, which let the grounds dry up fairly well. Slogging through deep mud to get to the food stands is never ideal, but it was worth it...
Cochon de Lait Po Boy
Pheasant, Quail and Andouille Gummbo
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Hot Sausage Po Boy
La Divina Gelato (Chocolate Sorbetto, Bourbon and Pecan Gelato)
Lamb Tagine with Merguez Sausage
Nachitoches Meat Pie
Crawfish Po Boy
Crabmeat Po Boy (too plain)
Cajun Duck Po Boy (bland meat on squishy roll)
Sno Balls (too sweet)
It's pretty amazing that even the "worst" of what we had was perfectly fine, not bad at all, we'd probably think it was good food at any other festival. But the level is high here, some of these items are so good, I'd be impressed with them at a fancy restaurant. That gumbo might be the best I've had anywhere, it's at least in the running.
The other cool food moment was catching a cooking demo by Donald Link from Cochon and Herbsaint.
He did a quick, easy gnocchi (apparently pronounced "nah-ki" in Lake Charles... ) with Andouille and spring onions. He was a very entertaining speaker, and gave some very good tips along with the amusing digressions. And then the best part: we got to sample his dish, which was delicious, featuring light, tender sautéed dumplings along with the excellent andouille from Cochon Butcher.
We also watched Tee Eva make Jambalaya. She was so charming that I felt bad that I didn't like the Jambalaya very much - it's very tomatoey, and not very spicy.. Great sausage in there though...
I'd definitely go back to Jazzfest just to eat. But it's nice that they have some good tunes to entertain you while working up an appetite for the next round...
Any other experiences?
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Posted 30 April 2010 - 07:14 AM
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