Rooted in Tradition with a Twist - Tour Ascension

Rooted in Tradition with a Twist

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Rooted in Tradition with a Twist

Ascension Parish Louisiana may not be popping up yet in very many conversations as a culinary destination but it’s not because something very special isn’t taking place in this little area between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Almost directly between Baton Rouge and New Orleans not far off Interstate 10 lies a cluster of communities which make up Ascension Parish, LA. These communities are so deeply rooted in their own unique culinary traditions you may be able to smell the rich scent of roux and onions as you pass through.

Family owned restaurants like Mike Anderson’s Seafood, The Cabin Restaurant and Sno’s Seafood and Steakhouse have been here for more then 40 years, providing the area with new twists on authentic cuisine for generation after generation. In the parishes Historic District of Downtown Donaldsonville, set in the casual atmosphere of a beautifully restored 1920’s building that hosts rotating collections of colorful works of area artists and the sounds of local musicians, lies The Grapevine Café and Gallery. Earning rave reviews from visitors, food writers and the ever-important, locals for its authentic South Louisiana cuisine.

All of these restaurants continue to showcase new and fresh interpretations of the rich traditions. Houmas House Plantation, one of the South’s oldest and most beautiful plantation estates, is the home of Latil’s Landing Restaurant, The Carriage House Restaurant, and Café Burnside, providing guest with a culinary experience of a lifetime all on its own. Their Chef masterfully creates wonderful dishes using the freshest local ingredients that Louisiana has to offer giving his guests an unforgettable experience in one of Louisiana’s most beautiful settings.

So what’s this “unique and authentic flavor” you’ve been hearing so much about?

I’ll guess you’ll just have to come visit and taste for yourself!




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