Featured photo note: The featured photo in this post is Chef Anthony Felan at work in the kitchen of Wine Country Bistro and Bottle Shop, photographed for the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau by Jim Noetzel.
If you’ve got a friend who loves food and lives in Austin, Texas, do 20×49.com a favor: Tell them that the Louisiana chefs are coming to town. Louisiana Culinary Trails and Texas Monthly magazine are partnering to take nine of the best chefs in Louisiana to Austin on Tuesday, Oct. 13, where the Louisiana chefs will serve as guest chefs in the kitchens of nine popular Austin restaurants. Dubbed the “Louisiana-Lone Star Restaurant Night,” this night of Louisiana food in Austin was designed as an opportunity to give the food-loving public of Austin an opportunity to experience Louisiana cuisine in their own back yard.
One of the Louisiana chefs who’ll be taking part is Shreveport’s own Chef Anthony Felan of Wine Country Bistro and Bottle Shop. Felan will be cooking at The Carillon, where he’ll serve a three-course tasting menu designed to showcase Louisiana cuisine as it is interpreted by the team at Wine Country. Felan’s tasting menu will cost $40, and will include:
“Cold smoked” Gulf yellowtail crudo, pickled grapes, scuppernong, popped sorghum, charred sweetcorn puree, avocado mousse, TABASCO oil, lemon essence, micro cilantro
Chicken-fried, bacon-wrapped rabbit porchetta, red bean cassoulet, pickled baby carrots, pearl onions
Buttermilk custard, peach gelee, cane vinegar-soaked peach, bourbon gastrique, graham cracker dust, mint, basil cream, carbonated sugar
Make reservations for Chef Felan’s service at The Carillon, or browse all nine Louisiana chefs who’ve been paired with Austin restos. The group of chefs heading to Austin is a great one. Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chef 2014 (Gulf Region), Chef Jeffrey Hansell of Covington, Louisiana’s Oxlot 9, is making the trip, as is James Beard Award semifinalist Chef Justin Girouard of Lafayette’s The French Press, among other interesting names.