Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski are excited to announce that the next dinner in the Link Stryjewski Foundation dinner series is “All Things Crawfish.” Featuring Crowley, Louisiana select crawfish farmed by Donald’s cousin Billy Link, this special four course dinner with wine pairings will take place on Wednesday, May 1st at 7PM at Calcasieu (930 Tchoupitoulas Street) and will benefit the Link Stryjewski Foundation and its mission to nourish, educate, and empower New Orleans youth. “It means a lot to me to have my family get behind our efforts to support New Orleans youth,” states Chef Link, Co-Founder of the Link Stryjewski Foundation. “The generosity of our community makes our foundation possible. I am always so humbled by people’s eagerness to help and be a part of making New Orleans a better place for future generations.”
The evening will begin with passed crawfish boulettes and cocktails. The first course is a crawfish, ham and okra stew with Louisiana rice (Jean-Luc Colombo 'les Abeilles' Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc). Next, a chilled curried crawfish salad with mint and basil (Commanderie de la Bargemonne Cotes de Provence Rosé), followed by the main course of roasted chicken with morels, spring peas, and crawfish spoonbread (Cristom ‘Mount Jefferson’ Willamette Valley Pinot Noir). The menu will be finished with a refreshing lemon pie and an after dinner drink. This dinner is the only time Billy Link’s crawfish are available to the public in New Orleans this season. “I’m looking forward to being there for the dinner to see what all Donald and Stephen do with our crawfish,” states Billy Link. “We’re happy to share the product of our family farm to support the Link Stryjewski Foundation’s efforts to positively impact the lives of young people in New Orleans. Together, we can make great things happen.”
Seating is limited. Tickets are $200/person, including gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling (504) 588-2123.
Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski created the Link Stryjewski Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to address the persistent cycles of violence and poverty, as well as the lack of quality education and job training opportunities available to young people in New Orleans. The Link Stryjewski Foundation provides support to organizations that directly work to end these cycles. The mission of the Link Stryjewski Foundation is to nourish and educate the youth of New Orleans, empowering them to realize their potential and become active positive members of our community. For more information about the Link Stryjewski Foundation, visit www.linkstryjewski.org.
Liz Goliwas Bodet
EFG & Associates