The abundance of fantastic food to be found throughout Louisiana can be a little overwhelming for some visitors, particularly if they haven’t sampled our fabulous indigenous cuisine before. How will you decide where to go and what to eat? To help you manage the choices, we suggest using Louisiana's Culinary Trails as guideposts. The Louisiana Office of Tourism and the makers of TABASCO® hot pepper sauce have laid out seven regional “trails” that traverse byways, prairies, marshlands and waterways that are great sources of some of the finest food you’ll ever enjoy. Discover some of the chefs and restaurants who are keeping the tradition of great food alive and thriving in Louisiana.
With it's location along the Bayou Des Allemandes, Des Allemandes is commonly referred to as the "Catfish Capital of the Universe." The city sits in St. Charles and Lafourche Parishes. "Des Allemandes" means "the Germans" in French, the town, settled in 1721, was one of the original German settlements. Visitors come from all over to enjoy the Louisiana Catfish Festival each year in June.