Louisiana Seafood Festival. Here is another fun celebration for the entire family.
The annual event is in June as part of three festivals in one weekend in the French Quarter called the Vieux To Do. The Seafood festival is on the grounds of the Old U.S. Mint, a property of the Louisiana State Museum. The Old Mint is located opposite the French Market, at 400 Esplanade Avenue. The Seafood Festival will feature some of the city's top chefs demonstrating the preparation of their signature seafood dishes, and samples will be available to visitors on hand. Cookbooks and other merchandise will be on sale at booths on the grounds.
Chefs and Restaurants:
Participating Food Vendors include:Bourbon Orleans-Crawfish Crepes, Bywater Barbecue-Shrimp Remolade Stuffed Tomatoes, Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House-Truffled Seafood Salad, Dunbar's Creole Cooking-Louisiana Catfish and French Fries, Oceana Restaurant-Crab cakes, Saltwater Grill-Shrimp and Grits, Ninja Restaurant-Shoft Shell Crab and Catfish Po'Boy
The Seafood Festival is held in conjunction with the Cajun Zydeco Music Festival, produced by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation. Two stages will have performances throughout most of the Seafood Fest.