Columns Cafe will host Valentine’s/Mardi Gras dinner Feb. 13


NATCHITOCHES – The Columns Café at Northwestern State University will serve  dinner from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 in Room 225 of the Family and Consumer Sciences Building, 342 Caspari St.


The menu theme will be Louisiana, Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras beginning with a duck and house-made andouille gumbo and a mixed green salad with roasted beets, pears and housemade vinaigrette. The entrée will be andouille crusted redfish topped with a citrus beurre blanc sauce served with crawfish and asparagus risotto.  Dessert will be a special Valentine’s Day chocolate dessert


The price is $45. To register visit  For more information contact Landon Amberg at (318) 357-2736 or


The Columns Café is a hands-on outreach of the hospitality management and tourism program that debuted in 2018 that serves lunches and dinners on select dates. The Café is located in Room 225 of the Family and Consumer Sciences Building. Guests must purchase tickets in advance and seating is directed so that all seats are filled.


The Columns Café is student-run with seasonal, locally sourced meals prepared in the culinary arts lab and served by students. The Café provides students with experiential learning in the logistics and teamwork required to plan, prepare and serve a formal dinner. All proceeds go towards support of HMT students and academic programming.