Born in St. James Parish in 1946, Chef John Folse is responsible for bringing Cajun Cuisine to a global stage. He introduced his food to Beijing, Hong Kong, and Paris, among others. Folse’s cookbook After The Hunt is wildly popular; the cover pictures him with a dead alligator slung over his shoulder. Chef Folse opened Lafitte’s Landing at Bittersweet Plantation in 1978 to much acclaim.
Bittersweet Plantation, 404 Claiborne Street, Donaldsonville, USA, +1 225 473 1232
Mr. Lea Johnson opened Lea’s Lunchroom in 1928 with a sparse menu of Lea’s famous ham sandwiches, a daily special lunch plate, and homemade pies. Lea always believed that simplicity was best in a menu, and that customers would always return if they liked the food. In addition to the signature ham sandwiches, Lea’s Lunchroom may be best known for pecan pie.
Lea’s Lunchroom, 1810 U.S. 71, Lecompte, USA, +1 318 776 5178