There's an exciting dinner coming on November 9th that I'd like to pass along to you. I won't be cooking this one, but you better believe the food will be excellent. Plus, this is the kind of event that contributes to a food culture that we so desperately want more of in the Red Stick. The Louisiana Feast of Fields 2012 is a dinner which will bring together local farmers and chefs to create an inspired meal at the Burden Center, part of the LSU Rural Life Museum off of Essen. The LSU Ag Center property will play host to Chef Ryan Andre (from Le Creole) and his team from the Louisiana Culinary Institute and more. They'll create a five course meal paired with wines from the Pontchartrain Vineyards. Dr. Mike Strain, Louisiana's Agriculture Commissioner, will be there as well to say a few words. The "Gastronomic Gala" is sure to be a palate-pleasing triumph of a feast that you won't want to miss! Plus, all proceeds go towards the Burden Center and LCI's non-profit fund which will help train future culinarians and continue to increase the quality of our cuisine in the capital region. You can also read a little more about the dinner from 225's Maggie Richardson. I look forward to seeing you there!