March 31

reserve your seat at the table

Ticket price includes table service and processing fees. Seating is limited to 50 persons per event in order to preserve the opportunity for personal interaction between the chefs, musicians and our patrons. Event will proceed rain or shine.

secret supper series guest info

From alternative accommodations to attire, transportation, and weather - here's all you need to know.

the menu

hors d’oeuvres

redfish croquettes 

seafood canapes

craft cocktail

jt meleck lemon drop

first course

louisiana gulf tuna with tangerine, celery, and sesame chile oil

second course

louisiana gulf shrimp and louisiana crawfish maque choux with couscous,
saffron/sweet corn beurre blanc, persillade, and andouille oil

third course

louisiana black drum
with leeks, fullness organic green garlic, potatoes,
and lemon

fourth course

brie and apple, with sweetened condensed milk caramel, and spiced
pecans; served with jt meleck strawberry punch

each course includes a chef-paired wine

meet the chefs


jay ducote

chef/founding father
gov't taco, jay d's, bite & booze
baton rouge, la

seen on: food network star, chopped, cutthroat kitchen, masterchef

Jay Ducote spends most of his time as a food and beverage writer, blogger, radio host, speaker, video producer, culinary personality, chef and hugger. The Bite and Booze Radio Show, produced and hosted by Ducote since 2011, won a Taste Award for best food or drink radio broadcast in the country and the Uniquely Louisiana Award from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.

Jay created his own Jay D’s product line featuring a Louisiana Barbecue Sauce, Louisiana Molasses Mustard, Spicy & Sweet Barbecue Rub, Jay D's Blanc du Bois, a collaboration with West Monroe's Landry Vineyards, and Jay D's Single Origin Coffee.

In May 2018 Jay launched his first restaurant concept, Gov't Taco, inside White Star Market in Baton Rouge. Jay's mission is to share and expand on the conversation of Louisiana cuisine and to celebrate the culinary culture of communities he visits.


chris motto

executive chef
mansurs on the boulevard
baton rouge, la

2018 nola chefs taste challenge finalist
seen on: hell's kitchen

Growing up in south Louisiana, Chris Motto was surrounded by some of the country's best food at an early age. Not a weekend would go by without a bbq, crawfish boil, fish fry, or Sunday dinners at grandma’s. It was then he began to realize the power of good food to bring people together and celebrate life. Not knowing at the time that helping around the kitchen would lead to his future passion and career.

After graduating high school, Chris moved to Baton Rouge to attend Louisiana State University where he would obtain a degree in political science. While in college he worked in several restaurants to finance his continuing education. Constantly pushing himself to learn more about food from all of his co-workers and travels, as well as chefs. Hard work does pay off and led him to his current position of Executive Chef of Mansur’s on The Boulevard, a Baton Rouge staple and premiere upscale restaurant, where he has worked for the last 10 years.


meet the musicians


kelli jones

GRAMMY nominee

Kelli Jones has been playing fiddle since the age of fifteen and started out playing old time music in North Carolina, where she is from. In 2006 she moved to Lafayette, Louisiana to study dance at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and learn Cajun fiddle as well. She has been living there since, soaking up the culture and playing with bands such as the Magnolia Sisters, Double Date (with Joel Savoy, Linzay Young, and Emma Young), her father Carl Jones, and many local wonderful Louisiana musicians, including members of the Pine Leaf Boys, the Red Stick Ramblers, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, and her T’Monde band mates Drew Simon and Megan Brown. She has also traveled beyond Louisiana to perform and teach at festivals throughout the United States, including Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camp, Augusta Heritage Center Cajun & Creole week and the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes.


megan brown

GRAMMY nominee

Megan, originally from Tepetate, LA, grew up to the sound of Cajun music at her grandparent’s Cajun restaurant. Singing all her life, Megan took to Cajun music and with it the French language at the age of 18. Joining first with her accordionist brother, Briggs Brown.  Megan then went on to play with many different groups, performing at many cultural events, including Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, Folk Roots Balfa Camp, the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, the Shreveport Mudbug Festival, and many more.


joel savoy

GRAMMY winner & 10x nominee

The son of Cajun music royalty Marc and Ann Savoy, and founder of the Louisiana-based label Valcour Records, Joel Savoy is a GRAMMY-winning recording engineer and record producer as well as a ten-time GRAMMY nominee. Joel is a versatile fiddler and guitarist and he has played and taught music around the world for the last 20 years. He has worked with the best in southwest Louisiana as well as with folks like John Fogerty, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Earle, and T-Bone Burnett.