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June 23

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.


meet the chefs

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manny augello

chef/owner
bread & circus provisions
lafayette, la

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.

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ashley roussel

chef
elysian bar, bacchanal catering
new orleans, la

nola.com 2018 chef to watch 
louisiana cookin’ 2016 chef to watch 

Ashley Roussel hails from the culinary arts program at Manhattan’s Institute of Culinary Education. She grew passionate for farm-to-table cooking while working at ABC Kitchen in Manhattan. 

She returned to Lafayette and became a sous chef at Social Southern Table & Bar for two years, and then spent time as the director of operations for the non-profit culinary organization Runaway Dish before being hired at The Saint Street Inn. Just four months later, she became the restaurant’s executive chef.

After making her mark in Lafayette, she moved to New Orleans to be the chef at Simone's Market, a small grocery on Oak Street that opened in December 2016. She is currently at Elysian Bar NOLA.

 

menu

All of the chefs invited prescribe to farm to table practices in their menu development in order to take advantage of only fresh, seasonal offerings. For that reason, menus will be released online approximately two weeks in advance of each event.

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meet the musicians

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cedric watson and friends

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.

cedric watson - accordion/vocals
4x GRAMMY nominee