On Friday, guests will join us for an evening of sumptuous food, fellowship & culinary storytelling. Husband-wife duo Cody and Sam Carroll, of Food Network's "Cajun Aces," will prepare a five-course meal highlighting fresh, Gulf Coast ingredients.
Chefs Cody and Samantha graduated from culinary school in January 2010, and just three months later, transformed a former drive-thru convenience store in New Roads, Louisiana, into Hot Tails; a rustic, South Louisiana style restaurant. The establishment was intended to be an outlet for the crawfish being raised in their farm, but has evolved to include a full menu of their versions of Louisiana classic dishes and elevated comfort food.
Since opening the restaurant, they’ve traveled around the world to showcase Louisiana cooking traditions and ingredients, most notably winning the title of “King and Queen of Louisiana Seafood,” in 2013.
In 2015, the couple welcomed two babies – their daughter Malley and their second restaurant Sac-a-Lait, named the best farm-to-table restaurant in Louisiana by Travel + Leisure. Set in an old cotton mill in the middle of New Orleans’ Warehouse District, Sac-a-Lait showcases refined southern Louisiana dishes with modern takes on Acadian and Cajun cuisine. At Sac-a-Lait, Chefs Cody and Samantha focus on sourcing locally and utilize familiar ingredients to create bold dishes inspired by the fishing, farming, and hunting culture they grew up in.
In December 2017, Louisiana’s very own culinary couple rose to fame as Food Network stars, showcasing their farm-to-table cuisine and unique style in the kitchen as a true dynamic-duo on their own show: "Cajun Aces."