The Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton St., Chicago IL, 60661; 312-575-0306) announces the opening of Lafayette featuring Creole-Cajun cuisine this November now serving po' boys, crawfish pie, gumbo and shrimp etouffee as of now; beignets and a grits station is coming soon.
About Lafayette. Growing up in Baton Rouge, Chef Sahil's tastes and smells have always given him fond memories of the south. Many years later after meeting Chef Hiran, at the footsteps of Veerasway, the two have shared a similar path in the culinary world. Since then, they've shared each other's vision and approach to global cuisine. For them it means traveling and immersing themselves in regional cuisines and cultures, then to refine it in their own style. On their most recent journey they traveled back to retrace the origins of Sahil's culinary career. The two spent time learning, exploring, and working in the kitchens of the South to bring back authentic flavors of Creole/Cajun cuisine.
"Our travels gave us so much more than just a taste of Creole cuisine," says Patel. "It gave us a look at the fresh regional products that we want to emulate here in Chicago as well a connection with the traditions of the South. With learning timeless recipes and our undying passion for Creole-Cajun cuisine, these traditional dishes will now live on at Lafayette."