Hurricane Update

Hurricane Update

Dear Valued Partners, Residents, and Visitors:

The Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau hopes that you and your families are safe following Hurricane Ida.

While our team members – like so many in our parish – have suffered from damage to homes, as well as loss of power and water, we are grateful that all are safe and remain committed to supporting you as we restore our region together.

As we work diligently to bring our communications back online, please be patient and rest assured that our commitment to our parish and to you is unwavering.


Just Imagine Creole

Creole & Cajun Dining

Jefferson Parish boasts some of the most delicious and unique Creole and Cajun food around. With award-winning restaurants featuring the best chefs in the city, you can't go wrong!

Creole - During the 18th century, "Creoles" were descendants of the French and Spanish upper class that ruled over the city of New Orleans. Just like the people, Creole food is a blend of the various cultures of New Orleans. Creole cuisine is thought of as a little more aristocratic than Cajun. It has a bit more variety because of the easier access the aristocrats of New Orleans had to exotic spices and ingredients. Dishes consist of a variety of spices, creamy soups and sauces.

Cajun - The word "Cajun" comes from the term “les Acadians." The people of the Acadia region of Canada. After the British conquest, many Acadians settled in the swampy regions of Louisiana. A resourceful people, they used much of the land and local wildlife to create a truly unique cuisine. Cajun food is famous for being well-seasoned, especially with cayenne pepper. Many recipes begin with a vegetable medley, or "The Holy Trinity," onion, celery, and bell pepper.

Feeling hungry yet? Find our listings for Creole and Cajun restaurants below.

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