“The sign of a good gumbo is, when you bite into it, it should bite back.” So says the folks how produce the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival in New Orleans.
If you’re not able to travel to the city known for beignets, éttouffée, Po’boys, crawfish, and jambalaya; Bourbon Street and the French Quarter; the enigmatic and surreally beautiful Saint Louis Cemetery; brass bands, Louis Armstrong, and jazz funerals; and, of course, Mardi Gras, then come to T. Boyle’s Tavern on September 14th for Chef Claud Beltran’s 7th annual Gumbo Fest Pasadena.
Beltran, chef and owner of The Eatery and Claud Beltran & Co., Catering is prepping for gallons of Louisiana gumbo and will serve bucket-loads of seasoned shrimp—get ready to taste a blast of fire and get your fingers ready for peeling!
- Chicory greens, red onion, and tomato salad with Cajun Caesar dressing
- Mexican white shrimp with Texas crawfish boiled in garlic, lemon, and Tabasco, served with garlic aoili
- Chicken and andoulie sausage gumbo with green onion rice and baguette bread
- Bananas Foster Flambe with vanilla bean ice cream
While working your way through this smorgasbord, Wrek N’ Sow, with their mixture of bluegrass, folk, and country-western, will be causing a lot of toes to tap and hands to clap. (Dancing is inevitable.)
7th Annual Mumbo Gumbo
Saturday, September 14th, 6-10 p.m.
T. Boyle’s Tavern, 37 N. Catalina Ave., Pasadena 91106
Cost: $40 per person, prepaid for all you can eat; $60 at the door, cash only
Purchase tickets at EventBrite.com
For more info, visit GumboFestPasadena.com or call 626.688.7256
Chef Beltran was the first contributor to Hometown Pasadena’s “Mangiamo” recipe-of-the-week with his Gumbo Ya Ya recipe. Enjoy it here; we certainly did!
To get a sense of last year’s event, read “Beltran’s Gumbo & Some Zydekats.”