Cajun, Creole Cuisine in Baton Rouge
Diverse culinary influences converge in Baton Rouge-area restaurants and plantations.
In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with rich soil, year-round tropical climate and the seafood bounty of the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana’s French, Spanish and Caribbean ancestors used imagination and resourcefulness to create recipes so enticing and delicious that they now have their own dining niche.
A taste of Louisiana history and culture accompanies foods such as heavenly hallelujah crab, succulent crawfish etouffee and delectable sauce-drenched bread pudding at our plantations and antebellum homes. Nottoway Plantation has returned to grandeur and provides each guest a bit of the Old South decadence with a crawfish pirogue -–crawfish etouffee served in a party crust at Ramsay’s Mansion Restaurant. The “Crown Jewel of River Road,” Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, will tempt you to eat your heart out at Latil’s Landing Restaurant, but save up for the creamy bread pudding for dessert.
Juban’s Restaurant & Catering specializes in crispy fired soft shell crab stuffed with crawfish, shrimp and crabmeat, topped with creolaise sauce. Mansurs on the Boulevard offers an elegant, upscale atmosphere with delicious creole cuisine and fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico daily. For Cajun music and dining, you won’t want to miss Boutin’s. It’s a great stop during your trip to Baton Rouge. The minute you walk in the door you are surrounded by the sites, sounds and delicious smells of Cajun culture at its best. Traditional South Louisiana favorites like crawfish etouffee and shrimp and oysters en brochette, are complemented by a blending of classic cuisine with a nouveau twist.
Tony’s Seafood is the largest seafood market in the Gulf South. Tony’s features everything from boiled crawfish to live catfish. If you are ready to prepare your favorite Cajun and Creole food, Tony’s Seafood has a plentiful supply of Louisiana Fish Fry Products and the Red Stick Farmer’s Market offers you the unique opportunity to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, native Louisiana wines, spices, sausages, cheeses and so much more. If these mouth-watering and tantalizing treats stir your appetite for great food, come to Baton Rouge where culinary delights are being discovered.