Blend of the Bayou
The Men Who Cook, Men Brew and Men Who Mix took over the beautiful Island Drive home of Dr. Walter and Sue Sartor for the annual Blend of the Bayou celebration, which benefits the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council. More than one hundred grill masters, cooks and drink mixers donned their aprons for the event, serving up locally-brewed beers, specialty cocktails and more than a few delicious morsels. If it could go on a grill, chances are someone was grilling it.
There were pork loins marinated in secret combinations of ingredients. Lamb burgers sizzled from another grill. Across the way, there were mini-muffalettas, cheesecakes and homemade ice cream. There were even vegetarian options for those who eschew meat.
The Sartor family driveway became a well-curated art gallery, featuring works from area artists like Lacey Stinson and Caroline Youngblood. Local favorite Mason Granade and his band were on hand to provide entertainment for the 18th Annual Blend of the Bayou celebration.