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Apr 8, 2002 12:29 PM

New/Interesting Cuisine in Lafayette, LA?

  • r

This is my first post here, so bear with me. Let me know if I do anything wrong. ;)

I am always interested in what I suppose could be termed "nouveau cuisine", but is basically just using foods in very different combinations and preparations then you'd typically find. It typically breaks the "rules" that traditional chefs follow, and often fuses cooking styles. Stuff like pear-brie cheese quesadillas, sirloin with blue cheese bread pudding, and a whole bunch of other stuff I can't remember.

My question is: has anyone found a nouveau cuisine restaurant in or around Lafayette, LA? I have been to some good places around here, but I find that they are pretty much using the "rules", which is to be expected in a predominatly French Catholic region. Anyone found somewhere interesting?

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  1. "... but they are pretty much using the rules, which is to be expected in a predominatly French Catholic region"

    For the life of me I don't understand what religion has to do with cooking?

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      Robert Aylesworth

      I didn't mean to imply anything negative about the French or Catholics. I was simply speaking about the fact that the majority of the people in this region are of French Catholic descent, and the foods they serve are traditional French or Creole recipies. I really wasn't trying to upset anyone. Sorry if I did.