A diverse array of culinary offerings is found throughout downtown Lafayette from April 25-29 in seven pavilions, named for festival sponsors Popeyes, Chevron and Malibu Rum among others.
|Fezzo's Restaurant will serve 5,000 portions of it's signature|
Festival International de Louisiane
fried catfish with seafod etouffee.
“We’ve been participating in Festival International for nine years,” said Phil Faul, Louisiana Restaurant Association member and owner of Fezzo’s. “We didn’t expect to make any money. We just wanted people to try our food when we were just starting out.”During the five-day festival, Fezzo’s will serve more than 5,000 portions of its signature fried catfish topped with seafood etouffee. The response in the early years was so good, he had to add it to the menu at Fezzo’s due to the volume of requests for what he served at the festival.
Lafayette’s Middle Eastern restaurants will offer hummus, pitas, gyros, falafel, biryani and Indian samosas to name just a glimpse at what one can enjoy while taken in the sounds of more than 100 world music acts including Cajun and Zydeco.