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After a long day of touring plantations, nothing could be more satisfying than setting up camp in Donaldsonville and sitting down to a nice meal, well-paired with a glass of wine. Here’s where world-renowned Chef John Folse's manufacturing plant is located along with his Bittersweet Plantation and Lafitte’s Landing restaurant. Donaldsonville is known not only for its place in Louisiana culinary lore but also for its political significance. It served as the state capital in 1830 when the seat of power was first moved from New Orleans – because the more countrified legislators had become scandalized by the Crescent City’s laissez-faire approach to moral conduct. Though the capital ultimately moved to Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville has maintained the quiet, small-town appeal that first inspired Louisiana legislators to move there. Indeed, the state has designated Donaldsonville as one of its Main Street communities, and it is also home to the intriguing River Road African American Museum.

 

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    City: Donaldsonville
    716 Mississippi Street Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    Beautiful cathedral-like structure built in the late 1800’s, serving the Chruch parish established in 1772 after which Ascension civil parish is named. Originally a mission to serve the...
    City: Donaldsonville
    7775 Hwy. 70 N. Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    Located in Donaldsonville, LA. Don't miss out on a journey to Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve during your visit!
    City: Donaldsonville
    211 Railroad Avenue Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    Mon 11am-2pm; Tue-Fri 11:am-2pm & 5pm-9pm; Sat 4pm-9pm; Closed on Sunday / Enjoy authentic South Louisiana fare, award-winning Cajun cuisine, and a unique blend of Cajun, Creole and African...
    City: Donaldsonville
    510 Railroad Avenue Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    Great gifts and working artist studio for internationally acclaimed primitive artist Alvin Batiste.
    City: Donaldsonville
    406 Charles Street Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting artifacts, the River Road African American Museum and Gallery provides positive information about the history and culture of African Americans...
    City: Donaldsonville
    Mt. Bethel Rd. Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    This facility is located off Highway 18 (the River Road), approximately 3 miles east of Donaldsonville where you turn south on Mt. Bethel Street. At the end of Mt. Bethel Street you will find t...
    City: Donaldsonville
    510 Railroad Avenue Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    The history of generations along the Mississippi River finds expression in the brush strokes of Alvin Batiste, self taught, primitive artist, whose work has been critically acclaimed. Visitors may...
    City: Donaldsonville
    117 Railroad Avenue Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    You are currently nestled right in the heart of Plantation Country and directly between our capital city of Baton Rouge and Louisiana’s legendary and New Orleans. In a city full of rich and...
    City: Donaldsonville
    516 Railroad Ave. Donaldsonville, LA 70346
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public://Chef Folse.jpg In the Kitchen with Chef John Folse
Get to know one of Louisiana's favorite chefs.
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After a long day of touring plantations, nothing could be more satisfying than setting up camp in Donaldsonville and sitting down to a nice meal, well-paired with a glass of wine. Here’s where world-renowned Chef John Folse's manufacturing plant is located along with his Bittersweet Plantation and Lafitte’s Landing restaurant. Donaldsonville is known not only for its place in Louisiana culinary lore but also for its political significance. It served as the state capital in 1830 when the seat of power was first moved from New Orleans – because the more countrified legislators had become scandalized by the Crescent City’s laissez-faire approach to moral conduct. Though the capital ultimately moved to Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville has maintained the quiet, small-town appeal that first inspired Louisiana legislators to move there. Indeed, the state has designated Donaldsonville as one of its Main Street communities, and it is also home to the intriguing River Road African American Museum.

 

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