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Lafitte's Landing (1994)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-06-25

Duration: 00:24:13

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Chefs | Food | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, Cajun | Cooking, Creole -- Louisiana style | PLANTATIONS | Viala Plantation (La.) | Lafitte's Landing Restaurant (Donaldsonville, La.) | Lafitte, Jean | Cooking (Seafood) | Cooking (Crawfish) | Cooking (Lamb and mutton) | Cooking (Beans)


  • Folse, John Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Fourrier, Clay Producer
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Lanegrasse, Vern Guest


In this episode from the “Plantation Celebrations” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from June 25, 1994, Chef John Folse visits Viala Plantation, also known as Lafitte’s Landing Restaurant, in Donaldsonville and talks about the famed pirate Jean Lafitte. In the kitchen, he cooks Crawfish Cream Velouté and Pepper-Seared Lamb Chops. He also prepares White and Red Bean Salad and discusses Cajun cooking in California with Vern Lanegrasse, the “Hollywood Chef.”