Louisiana Goes Lonestar

A Culinary Adventure from Shreveport-Bossier to Dallas

Nestled in northwest Louisiana, Shreveport-Bossier’s vibrant culinary scene is making its mark and taking its flavors to Dallas on October 25, 2023. “Louisiana Goes Lone Star,” an exciting collaboration between Visit Shreveport-Bossier, the Louisiana Travel Association, the Louisiana Office of Tourism, and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board, is part of the Louisiana Culinary Trails campaign and will showcase 17 top chefs, including Damien Chapman of Orlandeux’s Café and Anthony Felan of Fat Calf Brasserie.

The event highlights Shreveport-Bossier’s culinary scene, just a three-hour drive from Dallas. It’s more than just food; it’s a driving force in our culture. “Louisiana Goes Lone Star” will inspire travel and give Dallas a taste of Northwest Louisiana.”

Before the restaurant night, Visit Shreveport-Bossier will join the Restaurant Night Media Preview reception, where Louisiana chefs, like Damien Chapman and Anthony Felan, will showcase fresh seafood cuisine to media influencers. The goal is to encourage media coverage of the Louisiana culinary experience.


Meet Our Star Chefs:

Damien “Chapeaux” Chapman of Orlandeaux’s Café:

Damien, known as “Chapeaux” in the culinary world, is a key member of the fifth generation leading Orlandeaux’s Café, one of the oldest continuously operating African-American restaurants in the United States.

He combines his culinary foundation with a background in mechanical engineering, making his approach to cooking both precise and creative.

Damien was recently named a 2023 Louisianian of the Year by Louisiana Life Magazine, and he continues to make headlines with his innovative culinary creations.

Anthony Felan of Fat Calf Brasserie:

After culinary training in San Francisco and experience in some of the Bay Area’s finest restaurants, Anthony Felan returned to Shreveport in 2010, driven by his love for Louisiana and its rich culinary heritage.

Inspired by his childhood memories of working in his grandfather’s garden, Anthony has a deep respect for farm-fresh ingredients and local foodways.

Anthony opened Fat Calf Boucherie in 2017, celebrating locally raised meat, and later opened Fat Calf Brasserie, offering a unique spin on French neighborhood eateries that pays homage to his Southern roots.

He and his wife, Amanda, also host the popular 2nd Act Supper Club, featuring underground dinners in historic locations throughout Shreveport.


As Shreveport-Bossier showcases its culinary talent in Dallas at the “Louisiana Goes Lone Star” event, it’s an exciting opportunity for Dallasites to experience the rich flavors, style, and soul of this Louisiana region.

No matter where you are, whether you’re a seasoned foodie or simply looking for a unique culinary adventure, Shreveport-Bossier has something special in store for everyone.

To learn more about the event and the other talented chefs participating, visit www.louisianagoeslonestar.com. For more tools to plan your Shreveport-Bossier getaway check out our hotels, casinos, attractions, and of course restaurants here, www.shreveport-bossier.org!

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