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Restaurant Takeover

Lousiana is invaded Nashville's culinary scene and Lake Charle is loaned two of its best chefs, Lyle Broussard of Jack Daniel's Bar & Grill at L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles and Kevin Thompson of Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles, to show Nashville natives why Southwest Louisiana is the Seafood Sensation on the Louisiana Culinary Trail.

Meet the Chefs

Chef Lyle Broussard

Jack Daniel's Bar & Grill - L'Auberge Lake Charles

 

As chef at the iconic Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill, Chef Lyle Broussard is legendary for his Cajun and Creole flavors. His passion for Southwest Louisiana cuisine dates back to time spent perched next to his grandmother’s stovetop, where he developed a passion for food. 

Chef Lyle has been cooking with L’Auberge since the grand opening in 2005, working his way from Sous Chef to Room Chef to Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill Chef. He’s known for his bold barbecue selections, off-the-grill entrees made with Jack Daniel’s sauces and glazes and savory specials cooked in the spirit of his authentic roots. 

Chef Lyle Broussard

Chef Lyle has received a few accolades along the way. He was one of 12 chefs chosen to compete in the Louisiana Seafood Cook-off; named to the prestigious Chefs to Watch lineup by Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine; honored as one of the Best Chefs of Louisiana for American Culinary Federation (ACFNO); featured in the Louisiana Travel Guide; taped an episode of Flip My Food with celebrity chef Jeff Henderson; represented Louisiana Culinary Trails initiative at the Texas Monthly Restaurant Take-Over in Austin; included in Thrive Magazine’s 13 Thriving 30 Somethings; won first place for best appetizer for at St. Landry Chamber of Commerce Soiree Royal Chef’s Competition; and the awards and recognition continue… 

Chef Lyle Broussard

Always passionate about his roots and community, Chef Lyle has mentored culinary students from local high schools, trained chefs from Ft. Polk for competition, promoted farm-to-table healthy eating as part of the American Heart Association Teaching Garden and co-founded the Southwest Louisiana American Culinary Federation. Another passion includes his five Tennessee Walking Horses and four dogs…along with cooking with his family. 

Follow Chef Lyle on Instagram and Twitter at @cheflyleb.

Louisiana culinary roots draw from French, Spanish, African, Sicilian, Caribbean, Irish, German, and American Indian cultures. A little country comfort, a pinch of sophistication, and it's a recipe for some of the best food on the planet. 

 


 

Chef Kevin Thompson

Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar - Golden Nugget

 

Chef Kevin is excited to collaborate with The Southern Steak & Oyster, 150 3rd Ave S #110, Nashville, TN 37201, the evening of Tuesday, October 9, 2018, to bring Nashville natives authentic Louisiana Seafood. Currently the chef at Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles, Chef Kevin has distinguished himself as a culinary creative with his mixture of traditional dishes with a twist.

Chef Kevin Thompson with Bronzed Snapper

Louisiana culinary roots draw from French, Spanish, African, Sicilian, Caribbean, Irish, German, and American Indian cultures. A little country comfort, a pinch of sophistication, and it's a recipe for some of the best food on the planet. 

About Lake Charles
Seafood Sensation and Beyond

 

The bounty of Southwest Louisiana’s coasts and wetlands makes this the ultimate road trip for seafood lovers. The southwest corner of Louisiana, sometimes called the "Outback," beckons sportsmen. There are great fishing, oystering, shrimping and crabbing opportunities from the bountiful inland waters to the mineral-rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico. As you would expect, the flavorful seafood finds its way onto the menus of many local restaurants. Couple this bounty with award-winning chefs at local restaurants and premier casino resorts and you have the makings for the best seafood in America.

Lake Charles cuisine isn't limited to just seafood. In the heart of Cajun country and on the border of Texas, you can experience all of the traditional Louisiana dishes you would expect, from gumbo to jambalaya to boudin. Check out some recipes to try on your own, here.

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