Cajuns are people of French Canadian descent who live along the marshes, bayous and prairies of southern Louisiana. There are currently 700,000 Cajuns living the region. They are known for their “joie de vivre” (joy of living). Cajuns capture this sentiment through community festivals, folk lore and of course food. They believe in experimenting with herbs, spices and other ingredients. For Cajuns, flavor is paramount.
During Christmas, Cajuns gather around the table at midnight to eat a Reveillon Dinner. This lavish meal includes some Cajun favorites like shellfish, turtle soup, bread pudding, and of course eggnog. And as the little ones get into bed eagerly awaiting their Christmas morning, parents tell stories about Papa Noel (aka Santa Claus) being guided in his river boat by eight alligators through the bayous of Louisiana.
No, there isn’t any gator on the VooDoo BBQ & Grill menu, but we do have a wide variety of Louisiana favorites to complement our barbecue offerings: Mambo Gumbo, Cajun Smoke Sausage, Fried Shrimp Po’boys, Sweet Potato Soufflé, Gris Gris Greens and Fleur De Lis Flappers!
While we get prepared to share this unique taste with South Florida, we invite you to share your favorite holiday food traditions with us. Tell us about it on Twitter @VooDooBBQfl or on Facebook at facebook.com/voodoobbqfl. And stay tuned for updates on our opening date and our special free food for a year giveaway to the first 99 visitors on opening day.