(THE DAILY ADVERTISER) Jacques Rodrigue, son of famed Louisiana artist George Rodrigue, said the Blue Dog Cafe is filing for bankruptcy.
Rodrigue said under a newly filed plan, the restructuring of the restaurant will include an entirely new menu and a new chef, Ryan Trahan, former owner and chef of Dark Roux restaurant in Lafayette.
“Were really excited about Ryan Trahan,” Rodrigue said “We’ve completely changed the menu. There will be more locally sourced, fresher ingredients.”
According to Rodrigue, only four signatures items from the old Blue Dog menu will remain.
The seafood wontons, corn and crab bisque, crawfish enchiladas and the Louisiana Purchase, a chicken and pasta dish. All are customer favorites and will remain, while Trahan will bring newer, fresher dishes to the table.
“What our goal with the menu is, to move us away from all of the unhealthy, everything fried and smothered, movement that has been longstanding in Cajun cuisine” Trahan said. “It’s very misleading to travelers and to tourists that come in, for them to think our culture and way of life only revolves around fried and southern foods.