Tickets still available for Flavor of Louisiana


NATCHITOCHES –  On-line tickets will be available through Wednesday, March 20 for Flavor of Louisiana, a seafood extravaganza presented in partnership with Northwestern State University and the Louisiana Seafood Board. The event will feature 25 chefs and vendors from around the state offering samplings of Louisiana seafood dishes, along with specialty cocktails, craft beers, desserts and meat options for non-seafood eaters.


Flavor of Louisiana will take place from 6-11 p.m. Friday, March 22 in Prather Coliseum.  Tickets are $65 per person and $125 per couple and will be available at the door.


“We are grateful to our many sponsors for supporting this event, which is our largest spring fund raiser for student scholarships,” said Associate Director of Development Kimberly Gallow. “Dozens of student volunteers are helping plan and execute Flavor of Louisiana which has become one of the most popular events Northwestern has hosted in recent years.”


In addition to samplings of a variety of seafood dishes, guests can enjoy music, dancing and People’s Choice voting for their favorite chef station.  Several academic departments are presenting demonstrations and hosting raffles and silent auctions for gift baskets, prize packages, vacation get-aways and other items with proceeds directly benefiting their specific academic programs. Local artist Morgan Lasyone will create a live painting of the event that will be auctioned that evening.


“Our faculty, staff and student volunteers are all hands on deck for this event,” said Erin Dupree, Development program coordinator.  “Dollars raised at Flavor of Louisiana directly impact student scholarships, professional development for faculty and support for academic programs, so there will be participation from students, spirit groups and representatives from each college.  Guests should be sure to visit the individual academic booths to see the variety of prizes that will be available.”


Earlier in the day, NSU will honor five outstanding individuals with induction into the Long Purple Line, NSU’s Alumni Hall of Distinction.  Tickets to the Long Purple Line lunch and induction, which will be held at noon March 22 in the Sylvan Friedman Student Union Ballroom, are $20 and are available by calling (318) 357-4248.


Tickets to Flavor of Louisiana, the Long Purple Line luncheon and induction ceremony and information on other upcoming events is available at or by contacting Dupree at (318) 357-5699 or