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Celebrated Chefs Serving Sumptuous Dinners in Unforgettable Locations
 



About Country Roads Supper Club

 

OUR MOTTO: EAT WELL. RAISE A GLASS. MAKE NEW FRIENDS.

Our slogan sums it up... we created Supper Club to make the most of River Road culture by bringing great food, fine wine, and close friends together in the most spectacular settings we've discovered in 35 years of publishing.

 

WHO'S COOKING?

We work with nationally recognized chefs from Louisiana, Mississippi, and beyond, inviting them to step out of their restaurants and create unique menus themed to suit the location. 

 

WHY FAMILY STYLE?

At most dinners, we strive to foster a spirit of sharing. This goes back to our motto: "make new friends." Supper Club has struck a balance by bringing folks together around shared interests & experiences, to unite over good food. Family-style service encourages interaction by serving your neighbor.

 

WHAT'S WITH THE BELL?

At our first Supper Club we rang a dinner bell to get guests' attention.  Now it's a tradition! Plus, it's hard to pry that bell from the hands of CR head honcho James Fox-Smith. So when you hear the bell ringing, get ready to dine!

 

WHO'S THAT SINGING?

Spending decades covering the arts has its advantages. For each Supper Club we work with a rotating cast of musicians, storytellers, and artists, chosen to complement the theme of the event. Theatre troups, steamboat jazzmen, Grammy award-winning fiddlers, and local bluesmen—they're all here.

 

WHAT'S SUPPER CLUB STYLISH?

It's the age-old dilemma ... what to wear for South Louisiana's schizophrenic weather. Leave the high heels and suits at home. Supper Club events are a cultural safari  taking guests all over the region. But whatever the destination, each Supper Club event is carefully crafted to be beautiful. So dress comfortably and in style. Don't worry, we'll email you a heads-up about the weather before each dinner.

The Second Annual
 


SFFWF 2020 (1)

St. Francisville Food & Wine Festival

St. Francisville, LA • The Myrtles • November 15, 2020 

Celebrated Chefs • Creative Dishes • Craft Cocktails • Fine Wines • Live Music • Lawn Games • Beer Garden

For a second year, we at Country Roads are proud to partner with The Myrtles to bring you the St. Francisville Food and Wine Festival, a day-long distillation of everything we love about our region: culture, cuisine, history, and the flavor of celebration. 

Against the backdrop of a venue known for its penchant for lore and ethereal beauty, ten of the area’s most innovative chefs convene to offer exclusively crafted morsels from their own creative menus, each paired with notable wines hand-selected from small and boutique wineries. 

Join us for a day of exploration, friendship, and indulgence—presented with safety and social-distancing measures in mind—that we have so longed for after this difficult year.
We can’t wait to raise a glass with you! 

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Meet Your Chefs

Therese Albornoz

Gov't Taco, Baton Rouge 

Huey P(ork) Long: Sugar-cured Sticky Pork Belly with braised collard greens, chile and corn cream, and cornbread


Lyle Broussard

Jack Daniels Bar & Grill at L'Auberge, Lake Charles

Baked oysters au gratin smothered with blue crab, crawfish, pepper jack, and cheddar cheese


Jeremy Conner

Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant, Lafayette

Tuna tostada: raw poke Gulf tuna, avocado, cabbage, radish, and chili crisp on a crispy corn tortilla with cilantro and green onion  


Victoria Loomis

The Gatherin' Girl, Natchez

Duck pastrami with cranberry jezbel

Read more about Loomis in this story from our October 2020 issue!


Phillip Lopez

Galatoire's, New Orleans

Blackened redfish with butternut squash purée, Louisiana crabmeat, and wilted greens

[Read about the last time Chef Lopez crafted dishes for a Country Roads Supper Club event, at our 2017 Art of Food Dinner where he collaborated with artist Jacqueline Bishop.]


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Daniel Dreher

Restaurant 1796, St. Francisville

Lamb lollipops in a pepper jelly glaze demi with a goat cheese risotto
 

Jeff Mattia
Pyre Provisions, Covington

Cantonese glazed ribs with spicy peanut salad


Saskia Spanhoff
Cocha, Baton Rouge

Tres leche cake with passionfruit mousse

[Read Lucie Monk Carter's 2016 review of Cocha, here.]


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Nick Wallace 
Natchez Depot, Natchez

Smoked jerk catfish with Cassava herb crisp, dehydrated lemon zest, Scotch Bonnet chilli gastrique, and micro dill 


Rory Wingett
City Group Hospitality, Baton Rouge 

Pork belly porchetta with herbed cornbread stuffing and stewed mustard greens


Libations

Each featured chef’s dishes will be expertly paired with a selection of notable wines, hand chosen by a certified wine specialist with an emphasis on boutique and small-production wineries, generously presented by Artisan, Uncorked,  and Copper Cane wine merchants. 

New this year, guests will be able to select and order their favorite wines through an on-site ordering process. Select the wines you love most and place an order for a case (or more). Orders will be fulfilled by Calandro’s Supermarkets of Baton Rouge and available for pickup the following week.

Between the grapes, be sure to stop by the cocktail station to see our friends from New Orleans’ Seven Three Distilling, returning this year to feature a very special French 75, showcasing their Louisiana-made Gentilly Gin. 


Beer Garden 

New this year: our own little Oktoberfest, hosted by Louisiana food personality and Bite & Booze Radio Show host Jay Ducote. Sample five lager-style fall beers presented by Pelican Craft Brands, each created by your own local breweries Parleaux Beer Lab, Brieux CarréRally Cap, Huckleberry Brewing Co., and Istrouma Brewing Co. And it gets better ... Each beer is to be paired with a gourmet Bratwurst sausage, presented by Iverstine Butchers.


Demo Stage

It’s not all fun and games. Our festival offers some lessons to be learned as well, from yet more of of our region’s finest culinary personalities. As this year’s featured entertainment, we bring to you acclaimed chefs from Mississippi and Louisiana, demonstrating techniques and talking all things delicious. New Orleans-based writer, blogger, and all-round food personality, Lorin Gaudin moderates presentations by Spoonbill’s Jeremy Conner, Natchez Depot’s Nick Wallace, wild-game mastermind Victoria Loomis, and Lyle Broussard of Jack Daniels Bar & Grill at L’Auberge Casino.

CHEERS!

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With thanks to our Sponsors 

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Previously...

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Beyond the Boat: A Special Supper Club Presented by Louisiana Seafood

Darrow, LA • Houmas House • October 18,2020 

Shrimp • Crab • Finfish • Crawfish • Oysters • Alligator

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A celebration of the six pillars of fresh Louisiana seafood, served on the grounds of Houmas House Inn & Gardens—the "Crown Jewel of River Road." Featuring four courses by Houmas House's Chef Jeremy Langlois, plus a tasting fair featuring creative seafood dishes by six more acclaimed Louisiana chefs.

Paired Wines • Craft Cocktails • Live Entertainment

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