2017 King of Crawfish




Event-goers decide who is “best of the best” in all things crawfish

METAIRIE, La.—The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Greater New Orleans Chapter’s interactive tasting event, “King of Crawfish,” will be held Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 6-9 p.m.

Celebrating the bounty of Louisiana’s favorite crustacean, the public is invited to attend and sample crawfish dishes from 15 LRA member restaurants and vote on which chef deserves to be crowned King (or Queen!) of Crawfish.

“Crawfish season will be ending soon and what better way to celebrate this year’s bounty than with an event that focuses on the most inventive and delicious ways to prepare crawfish?” said LRA Greater New Orleans Chapter President Jim Besselman. “This event, now in its third year, will be a fun way to enjoy crawfish, while indulging in the competitive spirit of our local chefs. Their creativity will be sure to please everyone’s palate.”

Attendees can look forward to tasty crawfish dishes from these restaurants:

  • 12 Seasons/Mr. Mudbug
  • Barcadia
  • Bienvenue Bar & Grill
  • Borgne
  • Café Giovanni
  • Dat Dog
  • Drago’s Seafood Restaurant
  • Elysian Seafood
  • Ernst Café
  • Katie’s Restaurant
  • Melt
  • Tsunami
  • Unique’s Catering & Events
  • Zea Rotisserie & Bar

A portion of the proceeds from King of Crawfish will benefit the LRA Greater New Orleans Chapter’s annual Hospitality PAC and LRA Education Foundation (LRAEF) goals. The LRAEF, in turn, will use monies raised to further promote the restaurant industry as a career choice through its restaurant management and culinary arts program, ProStart®, offered at 10 Greater New Orleans area schools. It will also enhance the restaurant community through expanded educational and career opportunities, including culinary and hospitality scholarships.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $45 by clicking here; tickets also available at the door. Guests will get two tickets to cast their votes for their favorite crawfish dishes of the night. Price of admission includes food tastings and specialty drinks. Boiled crawfish will also be available to purchase at the event.

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