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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.
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meet the chefs
bread & circus provisions
jbf 2018 best chef south nominee
At 7 years old, Manny began his career stuffing rotisserie chickens at his father’s restaurant in Palermo, Sicily. He was soon promoted to dishwasher, and his love affair with food has only deepened.
He came to the United States in 1995 and spent time on the Northshore and in Natchitoches before heading south to Lafayette. He’s found many similarities between the Sicilian culture he grew up with and that of his new home. Outside the kitchen, Manny finds it nearly impossible to switch off that part of his brain.
When his brick-and-mortar, Bread & Circus Provisions, debuted to a hungry Lafayette in 2014, popular dishes included ramen, charcuterie, and hearty burgers. But as luck—no, fate—would have it, Augello secured a wood-fired pizza oven (“Big Bad Ben”) from Naples and has made sizable room on the menu for the traditional Neapolitan pizza that sends the chef firmly, gleefully back to his childhood and the heritage that won’t leave him alone.
meet the musicians
2x GRAMMY winner, 14x nominee
Michael is an GRAMMY winning American Cajun fiddler, singer and songwriter who founded the Cajun band BeauSoleil. In 2005, he was one
of 12 recipients of the National Heritage Fellowship which recognizes artistic excellence, cultural authenticity and an artist's contributions, is the highest honor in U.S. folk and traditional arts. Doucet's individual style incorporated elements of Western swing, 1930’s string band and Creole music, into traditional
4x GRAMMY nominee
One of the most noted young talents to emerge in Cajun or Creole music in the past few years, Cedric Watson is a fiddler, vocalist, accordionist, and songwriter of seemingly unlimited potential. Cedric’s albums are a tapestry of pulsing rhythms and Creole poetry, and his live performances are unforgettable, all at once progressive and nostalgic.
Chris began his lifelong obsession with the violin at age 4, when his parents rented him a 1/16 size violin and he started taking lessons. He's a founding member of the Grammy-nominated band Feufollet, plays with the Lafayette Rhythm Devils and Les Ferailles, and can be found sitting in with various bands around Lafayette. He's also the digital archivist at the Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore, where he leads efforts to digitize historic field recordings.