GRAMMY Nominees; Louisiana Celebrates its Own in LA

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LA’s GRAMMY Nominees, Good Luck & Happy Mardis Gras!

Celebrating this year’s 8 GRAMMY Nominees from Louisiana at the Only in Louisiana Brunch held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and Master of Ceremonies, Two-Time GRAMMY Winner, Kix Brooks, EncinoMom brings you highlights in this episode California Living. Louisiana is know for its spicy food & music, you’ll get a taste in this video including spicy stories and language from Kix (we bleeped a little for milder palates). This year’s nominees from Louisiana include: Hunter Hayes, Frank Ocean, (the beloved) Dr. John, Ledisi, Corey Ledet with Anthony Dopsie, Dwayne Dopsie and André Thierry, Wayne Toups, Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy, Lil’ Wayne and Ellen DeGeneres.

For our fellow foodies, we are reprinting the Brunch Menu from renowned Louisiana Chef & Chopped Champion, Cory Bahr of Cotton. Ready? Here goes:

Appetizer, Soup & Salad:

Photo of the centerpiece at the Only in Louisiana Brunch by Lisa Keating for EncinoMom.

  • Muscovy Duck Wraps with Spiced Honey Glaze
  • Smoked Rabbit Gumbo, Alligator Sausage, Gulf Oysters & Steamed Louisiana Rice
  • Turtle Soup with Sherry & Pressed Egg
  • Louisiana Crawfish Remoulade
  • Deviled Farm Eggs, Louisiana Caviar
  • Louisiana Blue Crab Cakes, Creole Mustard Aioli & Tomato Chowchow

There’s more! Entrée:

Photo of food at the Only in Louisiana Brunch celebrating GRAMMY Nominees from the state of Louisiana.

  • North Delta Shrimp & Grits
  • Omelet Station
  • Eggs Benedict – Braised Pork Shoulder & Smoked Ham on a Cathead Biscuit, Poached Farm Eff & Duck Egg Hollandaise (yes! I devoured the whole thing – amazing!)
  • Cornmeal Dusted Lousisnan Catfish Courtbullion
  • Vegetarian Jambalaya

Oh yes, then there were the Baked Goods:

Photo by Lisa Keating for EncinoMom; two Bacon Pecan Pralines and Bananas Foster Bread Pudding.

  • Cathead Biscuits, Satsuma Marmalade & Sweet Cream Butter
  • Louisiana Sweet Potato Beignets
  • Amite Strawberry & Rhubarb Muffin
  • King Cake
  • Dessert:
  • Miniature Bourbon Pecan Pies
  • Bananas Foster Bread Pudding (biiyootiful)
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Bacon Pecan Pralines, Sea Salt (Shut up! LOVE these, they’re my new addiction. Where can I get more?!)

Beverages:

  • Mimosas
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Bloody Marys
  • Soft Drinks

Thanks for the great music, food and entertainment! I married a native from New Orleans and I’ve been in love with Louisiana ever since. Looking forward to our next trip from LA to LA where there are more festivals than days in the year!

 

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