Jan Gourley is the Founder/Festival Director at Adfish Group, a company that promotes culinary-themed festivals around the south. 

The Louisiana native formed her own agency in Atlanta over 30 years ago and now uses that experience to help destinations showcase their culinary delights. 

The Adfish Group has created several festivals already, including the Savannah Food & Wine Festival and the St. Augustine Food & Wine Festival. Now the newest one, the Louisiana Food and Wine Festival, will be here in Lake Charles. 


121 Artisan Bistro masterfully blends Italian fare with a Southwest Louisiana flair! The restaurant boasts a comfortable atmosphere to set the tone for a uniquely diverse menu sure to please every palate! The menu has plenty of delicious pasta, steaks, seafood, sandwiches, and pizzas to try, along with daily specials!  


@visitlakecharles On Episode 23 of Louisiana’s Playground Podcast, Anna and Brady visit 121 Artisan Bistro! Experience the essence of culinary excellence at 121 Artisan Bistro, a Lake Charles treasure since 2010. Under the skilled guidance of Executive Chef Larry Mannheimer, this bistro boasts stone hearth cooking that infuses their delectable dishes with unparalleled flavor and charm. Indulge in a diverse array of flavors with their exceptional menu, featuring pasta, steaks, seafood, sandwiches, and pizza. To elevate the experience, join them on Wednesday nights for Martini Madness and relish handcrafted cocktails that perfectly complement the culinary wonders. 📍 121 Dr Michael Debakey Dr, Lake Charles 🎙️Learn more on Episode 23 of Louisiana’s Playground Podcast: visitlakecharles.org/podcast #LouisianasPlayground #EnvieEats #Podcast #VisitLakeCharles #lakecharles #lakecharlesla #Louisiana #lakecharleslouisiana #travel #vacation #louisiana #louisianatravel #italian #italianfood #121artisanbistro #wine #winelover #foodie #pasta #italia ♬ That's Amore - Dean Martin