SHREVEPORT, Louisiana – Chef Anthony Felan of Wine Country Bistro and 2nd Act Supper Club is preparing dinner for Marlene Yu's 80th Birthday Gala on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event benefits the Marlene Yu Museum at 710 Travis Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101. Sponsorship and tickets will be available on August 1, 2017.
Felan's passion for farm-to-table and from-scratch cooking is evident in his close work with several local farms, including Mahaffey Farms, Smith Family Farms, Shady Grove Ranch, Doodley Dee’s Farm, Flowing Hills Creamery, and Haute Goat Creamery. His cuisine for the milestone dinner will channel this passion and draw inspiration from Marlene Yu's work.
Being featured as the culinary artist for Marlene Yu's 80th Birthday Gala marks the most recent in an upward trajectory of Felan's successes. In 2015, he was nominated for the “Best Chefs of Louisiana” by the American Culinary Federation New Orleans, and was voted by Shreveport as “Best Chef of NWLA” in 2016. In June 2017, he was first runner up in the statewide “Louisiana Seafood Cookoff” in Lafayette. Felan has also been involved in Slow Food Louisiana's urban youth gardens and special dinners celebrating regional heirloom and historically relevant foods.
About Anthony Felan:
Chef Anthony Felan is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in San Francisco, and returned with his wife and son to their Northwest Louisianan roots for family and in 2010 as Sous Chef at Wine Country Bistro, where he quickly moved up to Executive Chef. He recently made a long-time dream a reality by creating the underground 2nd Act Supper Club as his side project. Members commit to dinner without knowing the location or menu beforehand, encouraging them to try new foods and be in the company of new people who share their passion for creative food in historically significant buildings.