Well we had an interesting weekend! Anthony Bourdain and the No Reservations crew came to Acadiana and filmed a Cajun Country episode. His travels brought him to Lafayette, Breaux Bridge and Eunice. On his trip to Eunice he was treated to a supper at Valcour HQ (otherwise know as Joel’s house.) Linzay Young of the Red Stick Ramblers cooked wood duck in a gravy, Toby Rodriguez cooked a turtle sauce piquante and Kelly Pitre cooked a traditional crawfish bisque. And of course there was plenty of music provided by local Cajun musicians – you know how we do.
The following day Tony and his crew were treated to a traditional boucherie (pig butchering) at Lakeview Park where as he was the guest of honor, he dispatched the pig. Friends and family made cracklins, boudin, back bone stew, bbq, and hog head cheese. Valcour’s own, Lucius Fontenot made the hog head cheese to which Anthony Bourdain said, “if you made this on Top Chef, you would win.”
Also there enjoying the boucherie was ours and Tony’s friend David Simon, creator of The Wire and Treme. He enjoyed all the pork goodies and jammed with Joel Savoy, Ryan Brunet, Chris Segura and others all day long.
Look for the Cajun Country episode of No Reservations in late August on the Travel Channel. Also you can go to Valcour’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/valcourrecords to check out some photos of the supper and boucherie.