Louisiana is internationally famous for its Cajun and Creole cuisine. Chef Paul Prudhomme is generally credited for its introduction and popularization into the American mainstream. You can literally find great food everywhere in the state, but ground zero for fresh, locally sourced, regional dishes is the Lake Charles area in Southwest Louisiana (SWLA). Here visitors can craft a special experience and soak up the history that led to this unique culture, as well as dive into the adventure, music, art, festival, beverage and dining scenes.

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