Bayou Feast is tomorrow

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tammy Portemont had the cooks in the kitchen at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church yesterday, prepping for what church members hope will be a record crowd for the annual Bayou Feast tomorrow night.

“We pretty much prepped on Wednesday and started on the gumbo,” she said. “Thursday, we’ll be cooking gumbo, and doing the sausage, andouille, peppers and onions for the jambalaya.”

The St. Mary’s crew is preparing to feed 350 people Friday night, and as always, the meal includes

The menu includes jambalaya, blackened fish, seafood gumbo, shrimp and grits, with a dill sauce, cold boiled shrimp, Mardi Gras cole slaw, New Orleans French bread, Sister Schubert’s bread pudding and rum sauce, and a beverage. Free hot dogs are available for children under 12.

Tickets are $25 per person, and a portion of each ticket goes to St. Mary’s Rice and Beans ministry. Dine-in or carry-out dinners are available.

Tickets are available from church members, at the church office, from Ward and Co., or at The Star-News.