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Best of Bycatch

  • Southern Food & Beverage Museum 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA, 70113 United States (map)

Join us at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum for a day of eating and saving the environment. Guests will be able to sample dishes from restaurants around the city and pair them with craft drinks from local brewers and distilleries. Judges will be on hand to choose the Best of Bycatch dish, and guests will also vote for crowd favorite recipe.

The event, aimed to encourage consumption of Asian Carp, an invasive species with growing presence in Louisiana, will feature a lighthearted competition among area Chefs from Alma, Café Carmo, Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, and Spotted Cat Food & Spirits. Chef Kevin Belton will MC the competition. 

In addition, experts will be on hand to discuss coastal land loss issues, the importance of restoration and how eating Asian Carp and other invasive species can help Louisiana. Chef Phillipe of the Silverfin Goup will explain that the Asian Carp is a crisis because it is destroying the Mississippi Basin’s aquatic ecosystem including Louisiana brackish waterways and share their “Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em” solution.

This event is part of Culinaria Center's invasive species project that supports the Coast by encouraging consumption of Asian carp, an invasive species with a growing presence in Louisiana. This is a free, public, educational event co-sponsored by the Restore the Mississippi River Delta and Eat Local NOLA, but an RSVP is required. Please RSVP below.

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If you would like to volunteer for this event by donating resources, beverages, or by participating as a chef in our cook-off competition, please contact us. Terms and Conditions can be downloaded here, please review before committing to participate.