David Shaw, Ben Ellman, Miss New Orleans & Celebrity Chefs Slated To Judge NOLA Crawfish Fest Cook-Off

first_imgThe Big Easy’s most wonderful time of the year just got even better! With music as the main attraction, the second annual NOLA Crawfish Festival will also host an equally exciting battle of the boil Crawfish Cook-Off! On Wednesday, May 3rd, 20 teams will put their best recipes to test while music is provided by Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet.This year’s Crawfish Cook-Off celebrity panel will feature New Orleans rockers David Shaw (The Revivalists) and Ben Ellman (Galactic), the original “Crawfish King” Al Scramuzza, award-winning chef Nathaniel Zimet (Boucherie), Miss New Orleans Kim Newville, renowned chef Aaron Burgau (Patois/Central City BBQ), and Al “Carnival Time” Johnson.NOLA Crawfish Festival takes place during the “Daze Between” Jazz Fest weekends, May 1-3. This year’s lineup includes George Porter Jr., John Medeski, Eric Krasno, Luther Dickinson, Jon Cleary, Ivan Neville, John “Papa” Gros, Nigel Hall, and so many more. The full daily schedules have been released and can be seen here. Single day, three day, and VIP tickets are still available and can be purchased here. Beer and crawfish is included with every purchase.If you would like to enter the Ultimate Crawfish Cook-Off, sign up here. Each team consists of two individuals who must supply their own spices, extras, and rig. 1 sack of crawfish will be provided. The cook-off will begin on Wednesday, May 3rd at 3 PM, and the winner will be announced between 6 and 7 PM.[photo by Sam Shinault]last_img

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