Devour! Fais do-do
This festive and tasty showdown will feature Cajun specialties from Louisiana Chef Patrick Mould and Acadian Dishes (think Acadian shore boil!) from chefs Shane Robicheau (NS), Paul Thimot (NS), and Gene Cormier (NB). This casual buffet will also feature Acadian music and exclusive award-winning wines from L’Acadie Vineyards. Join us for this Acadian and Cajun culinary face-off with live music and seafood from Louisiana and The Maritimes.
Ticket Price: $75.00 includes meal; cash bar
Sponsored by Audi Halifax, Lafayette Travel, Louisiana Seafood, Congrès Mondial Acadien, Devour! Seafood Partnership- Victoria Co-operative Fisheries, Afishionado and Comeau Seafoods, L’Acadie Vineyards
Spicy Creole Cream Cheese & Shrimp Dip on Cucumber Slice
Cajun Fried Alligator with Creole Remoulade Sauce
Smoked Duck & Andouille Gumbo with Steamed Rice
Pear, Gorgonzola, Sweet & Spicy Pecan Salad w/Cane Syrup Herb Vinaigrette
Shrimp, Mirliton, Corn Macque Choux with Roasted Garlic Cheese Grits
Chunky Chocolate & Pecan Bread Pudding with Kahlua Cream Sauce
Local Bread, Butter & Molasses
Creamy Bar Clam Dip & Chips
Fresh Shucked and Hot Prepared Oysters
Smoked Fish “boucanière” Style
Farmers’ Market Salad
Shore Boil with Mussels & Clams
Acadian Game Meat Pie
Assorted Desserts, Squares & Homemade Hard Candy
Chef, educator, TV personality, cookbook author, and culinary innovator, Chef Patrick Mould has contributed much to the cooking landscape that is Southwest Louisiana. He has been at the forefront of Cajun and Creole Cuisine and has been the executive chef or owner of various restaurants in Lafayette—most notably Charley G’s, Café Vermilionville, and Hub City Diner. Chef Mould has provided chef spokesperson services for food companies Tony Chachere’s, Lou Ana, and Electrolux Appliances, as well as Tabasco. He has been featured in The New York Times, Time/CNN, Southern Living, Food & Wine, and Town & Country Magazine, and has appeared on The Today Show, Fox and Friends, The Food Network, and Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. @kjnchef
Shane Robicheau was raised in small-town Clare, Nova Scotia, but has travelled the world as part of his culinary education. Shane began working in his family’s restaurant when he was 12 and immediately knew it was how he wanted to spend his life. He then attended the culinary arts program at the Kingstec Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College and trained under some of the province’s most accomplished and esteemed chefs. Upon graduation from the program, Shane was selected to be part of Canada’s U-25 Culinary Team, competing in the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg.
Today, Shane provides private chef services in his hometown and surrounding area. In fall of 2020, Shane opened his first food truck located in Saulnierville and has recently launched a new culinary experience, Searoots Oceanside Dining, in South West Nova Scotia. @shane_robicheau
Chef Paul Thimot brings more than 30 years of experience as a chef and sommelier. Paul hails from Saulnierville, Nova Scotia, and developed a passion for food and wine at an early age. He studied culinary arts, worked around Halifax, trained in France, moved to western Canada to earn his sommelier papers, and has been teaching at the Nova Scotia Community College for the past 18 years.
In previous jobs, Paul has worked as the wine educator at Mission Hill Winery in Kelowna, British Columbia, and as a sommelier at the famed Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta. These days, he gets his summers off and runs a food truck that serves as a portable kitchen for weddings at wineries and other intriguing venues. He says he looks at himself as a craftsman, not a chef, and that after years of being immersed in the fine-dining scene, he loves making everyday food … and making it delicious. @paulthimot
Born and raised here in the Maritimes, Chef Gene Cormier has spent his career working abroad in five-star hotels and freestanding restaurants in such destinations as Toronto, Jasper, New York City, Shanghai, Singapore, and Doha.
Working with many Michelin star and Bocuse d’Or chefs, it inspired him to compete and make it into the Top 3 in the national finals for the Bocuse d’Or Canadian team in 2019. Shortly after, he opened Euston Park Social Beer Garden in Moncton, followed by a second location at Parlee Beach Provincial Park. In 2020, he launched Halo Donuts, and now has two locations in Moncton. Chef Cormier is currently on the Board of Directors for Restaurants Canada, and during the summers, he spends his time between Calgary and the East Coast with his wife Susan and son Dominic. @curiouscookca
Music by Les Fireflies
Les Fireflies are three very talented award-winning fiddlers, multi-instrumentalists, and singer-songwriters. Samantha Robichaud, Louise Vautour, and Christine Melanson have performed all over the world in their solo careers, and have now come together to give you a true authentic kitchen party, filled with Scottish, Irish, and Acadian music!
“Les Fireflies”, c’est un groupe de trois violoneuses, multi-instrumentistes et auteures-compositrices-interprètes primées. Samantha Robichaud, Louise Vautour et Christine Melanson se sont produites autour du monde à travers leurs carrières solo, et ont décidé de collaborer pour créer un groupe électrifiant! Elles jouent de la musique Old Time, acadienne et celtique.