For the past 6 months or so I have been working the Louisiana Seafood Board (via a 3rd Party) to develop and photograph different seafood recipes for there FB page as well as their own recipe database. Ever since the BP oil spill there has been a certain “stigma” attached to seafood products from the Gulf and it has been extremely detrimental to Gulf Coast fisherman and the local economies that count on this industry. The Louisiana Seafood Board was tasked with restoring faith in Louisiana’s seafood industry as well as for lack of a better phrase “Promote the hell out of it.” They hired Chef Brian Landry, formerly of Galatoire’s, to use his knowledge and experience with Gulf Seafood to help spread the Gospel of Louisiana Seafood.
In late July in conjunction with one of my local favorite restaurants, Wine Country Bistro, Chef Landry ,along with Chef Anthony Felan of WCB & Chef Michael Brady of Fresh, did two dinners celebrating the bounty of the Gulf. Through my friendship with the owners of Wine Country Bistro I was invited to hang out in the kitchen and document the first night of the Seafood dinner.
I ended up taking over 300 pictures and tasting some really great seafood dishes. Here is to Louisiana Seafood……enjoy.