Louisiana Seafood Week June 6-12 kicks off Louisiana Seafood Festival Celebration

Louisiana Seafood Board and the Louisiana Restaurant Association partners to promote Louisiana Seafood Week, June 6-12. The week long celebration will kick off seven days before the start of the Louisiana Seafood Festival.

New Orleans – The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, Louisiana Restaurant Association and area restaurants are teaming up to celebrate Louisiana Seafood in a big way.  The group has proclaimed the week leading up to the annual Louisiana Seafood Festival to be Louisiana Seafood Week.  Louisiana Seafood Week will be June 6-12, and during this week, participating restaurants will feature a special Louisiana Seafood dish on their menu.

The Louisiana Seafood Week will kick off the countdown to the Louisiana Seafood Festival taking place on Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12 at the Old U.S Mint in the French Market.  The Seafood Festival will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and is free and open to the public. In addition to offering festival goers the opportunity to purchase great Louisiana seafood dishes from area restaurants and food vendors, there is also a chef demonstration stage with a full line up each day of seafood culinary demonstrations from Louisiana’s most popular chefs.

“Louisiana seafood is our state’s most treasured resource, so we thought that it was only fitting to designate an entire week to celebrate Louisiana seafood,” said Ewell Smith, executive director of LSPMB. “Whether dining in a local restaurant or enjoying the festival, seafood lovers will be to enjoy incredible Louisiana seafood dishes the entire week.”

Also on June 11 and 12 will be the Cajun-Zydeco Festival sponsored by the Jazz and Heritage Foundation and the Creole Tomato Festival sponsored by the French Market.  The three festivals call themselves a “New Orleans Vieux to Do” and offer visitors a continuous celebration of seafood, Creole tomatoes, Cajun/Zydeco music and fun in the French Market.

To view restaurants participating in Louisiana Seafood Week visit http://www.LouisianaSeafood.com.

For more information about the Louisiana Seafood Festival visit http://www.LouisianaSeafoodFestival.org and for more information about the Cajun/Zydeco Festival visit http://www.jazzandheritage.org/cajun-zydeco. For more information about the Creole Tomato Festival visit http://www.frenchmarket.org