reserve your seat at the table
$195/person (price includes 18% service fee and all applicable tax). Tickets are non-refundable. Seating is limited to 50 persons for each event in order to preserve the opportunity for personal interaction between the chefs, performing artists and our patrons. Event will proceed rain or shine.
the fall 2018 series charity
Maison Madeleine has decided each Secret Supper Series should give back to the community that supports us by adopting a meaningful non-profit organization. This Fall the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will receive a portion of this season’s total ticket sales.
secret supper series guest info
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meet the chef
3x james beard best chef: south semi-finalist & finalist
fan favorite on top chef season 13
Cooking the food that’s closest to his heart has earned Chef Isaac Toups rave reviews. Toups represents the new guard of Cajun chefs for his updated sophisticated approach to a cuisine that’s best known for deep rustic flavors. His culinary style is the direct result of his New Orleans fine dining experience and growing up Cajun (Rayne, La, in the heart of Cajun country). He opened Toups’ Meatery with his wife Amanda in 2012.
buy the book
Things get a little salty down in the bayou...
Cajun country is the last bastion of true American regional cooking, and no one knows it better than Isaac Toups. Now the chef of the acclaimed Toups' Meatery and Toups South in New Orleans, he grew up deep in the Atchafalaya Basin of Louisiana, where his ancestors settled 300 years ago. There, hunting and fishing trips provide the ingredients for communal gatherings, and these shrimp and crawfish boils, whole-hog boucheries, fish frys, and backyard cookouts--form the backbone of this book.
Taking readers from the backcountry to the bayou, Toups shows how to make:
A damn fine gumbo, boudin, dirty rice, crabcakes, and cochon de lait
His signature double-cut pork chop and the Toups Burger
And more authentic Cajun specialties like Hopper Stew and Louisiana Ditch Chicken.
Along the way, he tells you how to engineer an on-the-fly barbecue pit, stir up a dark roux in only 15 minutes, and apply Cajun ingenuity to just about everything.
Full of salty stories, a few tall tales, and more than 100 recipes that double down on flavor, Chasing the Gator shows how--and what it means--to cook Cajun food today.
meet the musicians
Yvette Landry grew up in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, not far from the levees of the Atchafalaya Basin, North America’s largest swampland. It was in and around that swamp where she learned an appreciation for the music, dance, stories and language of her Cajun culture. A member of several bands, Yvette performs as an award-winning Louisiana honky-tonk artist, who travels throughout the US and Europe sharing her own music as well as the Cajun culture. Yvette also toured Russia as a cultural ambassador performing Cajun and Creole music while representing Louisiana and the United States. When not playing music, Landry stays busy as a private homeschool teacher, an adjunct professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and a sign language interpreter.
Born, raised, and currently residing in Lafayette, Roddie Romero lives and breathes South Louisiana culture. His passion for authenticity shows in multiple aspects of his life, from his music with The Hub City All Stars to what’s cooking in his cast-iron black pot. But before the celebrated frontman had a GRAMMY nomination and multiple world tours under his belt, he was witnessing the magic of Cajun and zydeco music in his own backyard. Today, Roddie Romero has a unique take on traditional Louisiana roots music, the band has an unconventional approach to live performances. Romero tailors each performance to energy of the crowd—and nothing is off limits. It’s an organically creative experience. Regardless of whom Roddie is performing with, or what type of music he’s playing, you can be sure that he’ll give you a sense of place. And that place is Lafayette, Louisiana.
Beau Thomas was born and raised on the banks of the Bayou country in Abbeville, LA. He began playing the fiddle at the age of 17. With absolutely no training or musical background anywhere in his family, he immediately realized he had a gift from above. Within six months he was literally half way around the world on a three-week tour. When he returned home he began playing professionally and has since shared some of the largest stages with the finest world-class musicians far too many to list. Beau plays every style of music and is most known for his unique and crafty improvisational solos. He has recorded on over 1,200 recording sessions. His last one received a GRAMMY with recording artist Jo-El Sonnier. With over 25 years of professional music experience, every gig is like a new experience.