Good Eats & Art on the Louisiana Oyster Trail

By | 2018-02-26T11:25:00-06:00 January 20th, 2018|

The Louisiana Oyster Trail is a unique experience highlighting two of Jefferson Parish’s most cherished attributes…culinary excellence and fine art.  Created in 2012 by the Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Louisiana Tourism Recovery Program, the trail currently leads oyster lovers and art enthusiasts to 20 top restaurants throughout the parish, each with its own twist on serving up mouth-watering dishes and eye-pleasing sculptures featuring the state’s most beloved mollusk!

From Kenner and Metairie to Laffite and Grand Isle, trail followers will find tasty classics like fried oyster poboys and oysters on the half shell, as well as succulent signature dishes such as Ostras Asado and Oysters Vincent.  Each restaurant boasts the talents of local chefs noted for tantalizing tastebuds across the South, leaving diners pleasantly satisfied and anxious to return for more.

While the scrumptious eats along the route are more than enough to make each stop worthwhile, patrons are sure to enjoy the added opportunity to view the one-of-a-kind oyster sculptures specifically crafted for each participating restaurant.  These wondrous works of art are individually designed and hand-painted by one of Jefferson Parish’s many talented artists. Each standing three feet tall, the sculptures are equally beautiful yet remarkably different.  Follow the trail to see them all!

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Shannon Shutt is a member of the staff at LPA as well as a freelance copywriter and journalist. She has been a professional writer for over 30 years. She graduated from the Manship School of Journalism at LSU in May 1986 and has worked at LPA for the last 14 years.

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