Talk about busy! On the same day as Workin’ TheTease’s The Green Light District, Edible Skinny was lucky enough to attend the ninth annual Only in Louisiana brunch Saturday morning which celebrate Louisiana GRAMMY nominees!
Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne hosted the event at the Conga Room in downtown Los Angeles. The brunch celebrated Louisiana’s rich culinary and musical heritage by recognizing Louisianians nominated for GRAMMY awards this year. Attendees enjoyed musical performance by GRAMMY-nominated artists Ledisi, Magnolia Sisters, Jo-El Sonnier and Bonsoir, Catin.
Louisiana Chef John Besh teamed with celebrated Chef Wolfgang Puck to serve a special menu featuring Louisiana seafood. Brunch partakers indulged in Gulf Shrimp Remoulade, Eggs Sardou in a Jar with Blue Crab Okra, Seared Yellowfin Tuna with Black-eyed Pea Salad and Jalapeno Grits (for the Veggie!) all celebrating Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole cuisine. There was also a made to order Crawfish Etouffee Fried Rice station for those wanted to kick their seafood and sausage consumption to the next level.
"If there's one thing that we know how to do in Louisiana, it's how to throw a party! What better way to celebrate those from Louisiana who are honored with a GRAMMY nomination than with food, drink and music. We are bringing our hospitality from the bayou to Los Angeles so that we can entertain everyone on the West Coast with incredible food, cocktails, music and more."
The GRAMMYs have long been honoring Louisianians’ significant contribution to the nation’s musical landscape. “In the GRAMMY Awards’ 57 years, there have only been two years in which a Louisiana artist hasn’t been nominated for an award, a real accomplishment for a state our size,” Lt. Governor Dardenne said. “In addition to being the birthplace of jazz, we are home to the best zydeco, swamp pop, blues and Cajun musicians in the world.”
For more information about Louisiana’s music visit LouisianaSoundtrack.com