(February 5, 2018) – The 6th annual Cajun Cook-Off at the Figge Art Museum will be held on Fat Tuesday, February 13 from 5-8 p.m. Guests are invited to sample decadent Cajun-inspired dishes prepared by eight area chefs. Sponsored by KWQC-TV and the Quad-City Times, this event benefits Figge art education outreach programs and major exhibitions.
This year’s participating chefs include Chef Paul Inskeep from the Figge Cafe, Chef Aaron McMahon from Davenport Country Club, Chef Jason Stewart from Zeke’s Island Café, Chef Preston LeMaire from Isle of Capri, Chef Robert Day from The Faithful Pilot, Chef James Steffen from Crow Valley Country Club, Chef Greg Sanders from Thunder Bay and Chef Patrick Trainor from Biaggi’s. Each chef will prepare an assortment of dishes for guests to sample and vote for their favorite. From Cajun andouille mac and cheese and crawfish jambalaya to maple-carmel-bacon praline and king cake, there will be something for everyone to enjoy all evening long.
Guests are invited to sample all the different food offerings, enjoy a Mardi Gras-themed photo area, partake in a cash bar including the “Mardi Gras Punch” specialty cocktail in a souvenir cup and cast votes for their favorite dish of the evening. The winning chef will receive a People’s Choice plaque and bragging rights. Last year’s winner was Chef Jason Stewart from Zeke’s Island Café and he will be back to defend his title.
“This event is so much fun and allows attendees to sample food they may not normally be able to experience in the Midwest,” says Figge Marketing Coordinator Natalie Dunlop. “It’s a way to get out of the cold, get in the Mardi Gras spirit and support all the exciting things happening at the Figge.”
Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in a live auction where they can bid on a private in-home catered event for up to eight guests, hotel stays, a chef table for four with wine, a personalized custom cake and more with all proceeds benefiting the Figge.
Reporter Ashley Holden with KWQC-TV, will serve as emcee for the evening and will also run the live auction.
Tickets are available online at www.eventbrite.com or in the Museum Store for $35 until February 12 or $40 after and at the door.
About the Figge Art Museum:
The Figge Art Museum is located on the Mississippi River in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students with ID and $4 children ages 4-12. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members, and free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Happy Hour Menu starting at 4 p.m. each Thursday. The Figge Café is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.