Creole Culinary Celebration on the Oregon Coast
Provided by Lincoln City Visitors and Convention Bureau
Lincoln City, OR – The Jambalaya Cook-Off is back at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City! This 6th annual Mardi Gras-style event will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 11:00am – 2:00pm.
Jambalaya, one of the Creole Cookery’s hallmarks, varies widely from cook to cook. It always contains rice, and a variety of other ingredients including tomatoes, onions, green peppers and almost any kind of meat, poultry or fish.
The event’s competition will include chefs from throughout the Northwest competing to take home one of two titles: “Best Jambalaya,” which will be judged by a panel of professional judges, and “People’s Choice,” in which the public will make the final call! Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a variety of different recipes and discover what makes Jambalaya such a wonderful and popular dish.
Authentic King Cake, which is associated with Mardi Gras traditions and is served throughout the Carnival season, will be available to sample, and Louisiana native, Scott Salmons will be on hand to present the story of its origin. The Ivie-Meziere Trio will be in the house to entertain the crowd with their Zydeco-style music. Of course no Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without the festive beads, which will be provided to each guest in attendance.
Admission is free to all festival guests and samples can be purchased for fifty cents each. Portion sized servings of your favorite jambalaya are available for $3-$5. The Culinary Center in Lincoln City is located at 801 SW Hwy 101, 4th floor.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the best jambalaya in Lincoln City, prepared by some of the best chefs in the Northwest. For further information, contact the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visit http://www.oregoncoast.org/jambalaya-cook-off.