If your weekend plans don’t include chowing down on the freshest seafood this side of the Mississippi, they should: Louisiana Seafood Festival runs from September 2-4, 2016 at the festival grounds in City Park.

The festival features a savory parade of seafood-centric dishes from some of the area’s most beloved restaurants. Sample savory Voodoo shrimp and grits from Café Giovanni, savor the hearty crunch of a fried shrimp BLT po’boy from Galatoire’s, or delight the senses with the salty-sweet combination of redfish beignets from Royal House.


Redfish Beignets

Deep-fried redfish beignets from Royal House are just one of many delicious choices at the Louisiana Seafood Festival. (photo: courtesy Yelp Inc. on Flickr)

Distinctly Louisiana proteins show up on the menu (alligator, anyone?) alongside globally inspired dishes like shrimp quesadillas and Asian-style tuna.

Running from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the festival also includes a constant flow of music. With bands taking the stage practically around the clock, guests can look forward to musicians like horn powerhouse Bonerama and the funky local band Tank and the Bangas who will treat audiences to jams that are sure to make everyone dance.

Springtime in New Orleans means crawfish season. (Photo courtesy Laity Lodge Youth Camp, via Flickr)

Try the Crawfish Monica, Crawfish étouffée and more! (Photo courtesy Laity Lodge Youth Camp, via Flickr)

Experience Tiki Seafood and Cocktails at Latitude 29

Of course, nothing accompanies a delicious meal and music quite like a handcrafted cocktail. While your drink selections at the Seafood Fest will be limited (though nonetheless delicious – try the watermelon lemonade from Café Reconcile), keep in mind that our Bienville House restaurant, Latitude 29, will have plenty of exotic cocktails to quench your thirst.

Channeling vintage Tiki décor and drinks into an Asian-influenced dining experience, cocktail craftsman Jeff “Beachbum” Berry is at the helm of Latitude 29, located inside Bienville House. Executive chef Chris Shortall has developed a menu that draws on Asian flavors to complement the layered, fruity notes of authentic Tiki cocktails.

Our Bienville House location offers quick access to the festival via cab, car, or streetcar. Interested in a last-minute reservation? We still have rooms available! Book now to enjoy the French Quarter and fresh seafood together: a perfect New Orleans pair.