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 cannot 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.
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