Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gumbo Cook Off + French Rockin' Boogie !

After a delicious Shrimp Poboy for lunch, at Pat's Downtown, we took a break from eating, and went over to the Filling Station Pub and Grille for a little siesta. It was a beautiful day, perfect for sitting out on their lovely patio, and sipping a glass of wine with a good friend. We were resting up for the Gumbo Cook Off, at 4 o'clock, at Parc International, in downtown Lafayette.

Happy hour started a little early today at 4:00 pm, at the Acadiana Realtor's Association, Gumbo Cook Off.There were lots of different kinds of gumbo, with 24 booths to choose from!! Of course, I tried the seafood gumbo first. When I tell you that this was some of the best seafood gumbo that I have ever eaten, then you'd better believe it, cher! Cest bon! Then, there was duck and sausage, shrimp and okra, chicken and sausage, crab and oyster.... etc. Are you starting to get the idea? Le bon mange'!

This duck and sausage gumbo was going fast! Cest bon, cher!


Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie

And what's a gumbo feast without a little Cajun/Zydeco music? Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie entertained the crowd and sent the dancers into Zydeco overdive! My camera was having issues, so I couldn't get a video, but here is a clip that I took, this summer, of Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie, at Whiskey River, on the beautiful Atchaflaya Basin. Just to give you an idea of how this band can rock a crowd. Oh, the life of a Cajun, is oh, so good!!

video

19 comments:

Elizabeth Bradley said...

The best gumbo you've ever eaten, that must have been some fantastic gumbo. Sounds like a good time, but that's just par for the course for you girl.

John said...

"We took a break from eating"; "Happy hour started a little early today"; over to the Gumbo cook off for "the best seafood gumbo I have ever eaten". I think I'm getting a picture of life in Cajun Country.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

One thing I know is ,that for Cajun's, it's all about the food! :)

California Girl said...

duck and gumbo sounds incredible. every time I read your blog I am left hungry. ain't no duck n' gumbo in the northeast!

Joanne said...

The patio siesta with a glass of wine and good friends ... sounds like a perfect time! And then, someone else doing the cooking? Heaven.

Cathy said...

Oh man...that oyster po' boy sandwich looks heavenly (yes, I know the post was about gumbo, but I adore po'boys!).

mmmm duck...there is just not enough cooking with duck around here.

Living on the Spit said...

Now I want to make some gumbo...and eat a shrimp po'boy...and some beignets.

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Oooh, I love all these gumbo photos you are posting. Yum! A new friend told me about a Cajun restaurant here in Pensacola and I look forward to trying it. And yes, (regarding your comment on my future house) - I can't wait to cook in my new kitchen! Then I can post some new recipes and things that I try ;-)

Katherine Aucoin said...

There's no way you could wind up with a bad bowl of gumbo at a gumbo cook-off. The duck and sausage gumbo has me smacking my lips!

Kat said...

Oh, how I love those Po Boys! I wish I could have ate a hundred different kinds while I was on my short trip the N O!!! Oyster one wuld have been next!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Seafood gumbo and Zydeco. I'm in.

Nat said...

Oh what fun ! I love a good gumbo...have never made it my self though... need ot give it some thought !

Maggie May said...

I am really feeling very hungry after visiting your blog!
Lovely food!

Nuts in May

lakeviewer said...

Yummy food here. I'm hungry.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

And of course, you fit your work in around your dancing, mon amie!!! Life is just too good when you are cajun!!!!!!! And such gumbo!!!! YUM!!! I love, love, love it!!! But most of all, I love you!!!!! Thanks for being the BEST!!! And for sharing my happiness!!!! ~Janine XO

Marguerite said...

Elizabeth- Anything with crab, shrimp, crawfish, catfish and oysters would have to be fantastic! Lots of fun, cher!

John- It's pretty much eat, drink, and be merry, and dance! FUN! Life is meant to be enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by, mon' amis!

Carol- You've got that right, cher! And don't forget the music and dancing! Thanks for visiting!

Cal. Girl- So glad to see you! Since Cajuns love to go duck hunting, it is plentiful during the season. Cest bon!

Joanne- Thanks, it was a perfect afternoon. And you're right about it being heaven by not having to cook. One of my three nights off!

Irish Gumbo said...

Oyster Po'boy...stop torturing me, Marguerite!

Damn, I'm hungry...

Marguerite said...

Cathy- The poboy was heavenly, cher! The oysters are big and flavorful this year. Thanks for stopping by!

Marlene- Thanks for the sweet comment! I had all three of those yesterday! Cest bon, cher!

Mandy- Glad you like the pics and so happy that you have a Cajun restaurant. Maybe they'll have gumbo! Thanks for visiting!

Katherine- You got that right, cher! You know about how good the duck gumbo is, I'm sure. Tis' the season!

Kat- The oyster poboys in New Orleans are divine! And the shrimp and the Muffalettas and......I could go on and on.

Marguerite said...

Midlife- How I wish that I could count you in, for real. Thanks for stopping by, cher!

Nat- Thanks! With your culinary skills, I'm sure you could cook up an awesome gumbo!

Maggie May- Thanks for the sweet compliment and for visiting! Cajun food is so good!

lakeviewer- Thanks! So nice of you to stop by. I hope that you will try one of the Cajun recipes. You won't be disappointed!

Janine- Merci for your kind comment, cher! Yes, it is great when work and play can be combined and so much fun! It is my pleasure to share in your happiness! You are the best friend that a girl could have! Cheers!