The Valentine’s Day menu at Cafe Vermilionville offers some not-to-be-missed specials. Starters include a local rarity, fried soft shell crawfish, and an oyster trio of Rockefeller, charbroiled and fried, with a tasso and leek confit. Turtle soup should hit the mark on a chilly evening. Then there’s a culinary classic, Beef Wellington, a roasted beef tenderloin topped with wild mushrooms duxelle and fois gras, wrapped in puff pastry and baked to a golden glory. It’s a wildly extravagant dish, perfect for a special winter meal. And don't forget that Cafe V has a cozy fireplace and even cozier bar, made for canoodling on a lover's holiday.
Call Cafe Vermilionville at 237-0100 for reservations and more info.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.